ChaiOne Founder 2017 EY Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year

By admin | May 02, 2017

Contact: Ivy Davis
Company: ChaiOne
Tel: 713.965.6845

For Immediate Release

EY Announces Gaurav Khandelwal of ChaiOne
Entrepreneur of the Year® 2017 Award finalist in Gulf Coast Area

Houston, Texas, May 2, 2017—EY today announced that Gaurav Khandelwal of ChaiOne is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in Gulf Coast Area. The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Khandelwal was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 15, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis.

Mr. Khandelwal is the Owner and CEO of ChaiOne, a design-led digital transformation agency that creates custom mobile applications and digital solutions for the industrial business. Founded by Khandelwal in Houston in 2008, ChaiOne has built an impressive track record working on hundreds of digital projects for the top 20 percent of Fortune 500 energy companies, major global utilities companies and leading industrial automation businesses. In recent years, ChaiOne has experienced dramatic growth due to an increased demand for its services, and now has two offices, with its principal headquarters in Houston and a design office in Austin.

I am humbled to be a finalist among a list of very accomplished entrepreneurs. Our innovative approach to digitally transform the worlds largest energy companies is attributed to our very curious and talented explorers here at ChaiOne.

– Gaurav Khandelwal
ChaiOne CEO

Now in its 31st year, the EY awards program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.


Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

In Gulf Coast Area, sponsors also include Colliers International, DLA Piper, ADP, SolomonEdwards, Chatham Financial, Pierpont Communications and Houston Business Journal.

About ChaiOne

Founded in 2008, ChaiOne is a design-led digital transformation agency committed to solving the complex problems of the industrial enterprise business. By leveraging its expertise in user experience research, user-centered design and engineering, ChaiOne creates data-driven custom mobile applications and digital solutions for mission-critical transformation projects in oil and gas, utilities and industrial automation. ChaiOne’s principal headquarters are located in the Houston galleria area and the company also has a design office in downtown Austin. For more information about ChaiOne, please visit

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Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries.

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