Ernst & Young LLP announced that Rao Mulpuri, CEO of View, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 Northern California Region Award finalist. This is the 35th year of the Entrepreneur of the Year program.

Mulpuri was selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced during a virtual celebration on August 4 and will become lifetime members of the community of Entrepreneur of the Year alumni from around the world.

The nominees for Entrepreneur of the Year are evaluated based on six criteria: entrepreneurial leadership; talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation and future plans.

“I’m honored to be named a finalist for this year’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award,” Mulpuri said. “At View, we are committed to solving two of the biggest challenges of our time: climate change and human health. That mission and our culture unite us and empower us to redefine what’s possible and make our vision a reality.”

Mulpuri has served as CEO of View since December 2008. View is a provider of smart windows that use artificial intelligence to automatically adjust in response to the sun to increase access to views and natural light, minimize heat and glare, and reduce each building’s environmental footprint.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards, to be announced in November at the Strategic Growth Forum, a gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur of the Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Award in June 2022.