In June 2023, Ernst & Young LLP honored 14 New England entrepreneurs impacting their communities near and far. UPPAbaby Founder Bob Monahan was among those awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the Year New England region. An independent judging panel selected Bob made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs, investors, and other regional business leaders. The candidates were evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth, and impact, among other core contributions and attributes. With a win regionally, Bob is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023 National Awards this fall in California.
“It is truly an honor to be named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year New England region winner. My vision and mission for the company 17 years ago remains true today. I wanted to provide a premiere customer experience with products that help parents navigate their early years of parenthood. We have come a long way since 2006 from five employees to more than 200 globally, but remained true to our small-town roots and not losing that sense of community that is invaluable to the culture here. We continue to be experts in parenting solutions and will continue to push the limits on how smart we can make them.”
The celebrations of Bob’s win continued with his appearance on Boston’s Fox 25 ‘Around Town’ segment with host, Brittany Everett, to discuss the award, a brief history of UPPAbaby, UPPAbaby’s commitment to customer experience, and introduced the Bevvy™, the first-of-its-kind stroller cooler.