New York (May 18, 2015) – EY announced that Jason Richelson, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of ShopKeep is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the New York Region.  The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Jason Richelson was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Tuesday, June 16 at the Marriott Marquis in New York.

“As a small business owner I recognized the lack of access independent merchants have to the tools and support needed to stay competitive in today’s marketplace. This sparked my passion for finding ways to help other entrepreneurs and small business owners run their businesses more efficiently,” commented Richelson. “I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved at ShopKeep and excited about the impact we will continue to have on the future successes of independent merchants and entrepreneurs.”

ShopKeep provides cloud-based, mobile point of sale solutions to over 16,000 small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The company’s software as a service solutions act as a mission-critical operating system for SMBs, providing them with the ability to accept payment, track inventory, connect with customers, analyze business metrics and manage employees, as well as integrate with third party software providers. As ShopKeep’s Chief Strategy Officer, Richelson stays in close contact with merchants and works to understand their needs and translate them into opportunities for ShopKeep to expand its product offering and grow the business.

Now in its 29th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program.  Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, 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 by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.

In New York, sponsors also include Marsh, Merrill Corporation, Empire Valuation Consultants, HSBC Bank, SolomonEdwardsGroup, DLA Piper, Murray Devine, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Scherzer International and SmartCEO.

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Everything ShopKeep does is about supporting growing and independent businesses. Founded by a successful business owner who had a point of sale system that was not meeting his needs, ShopKeep provides an intuitive, secure, iPad-based point-of-sale system. ShopKeep empowers growing business owners to run smarter businesses by optimizing staffing, regulating inventory and accessing sales reports and customer information on one seamless, cloud-based platform.ShopKeep already has more than 16,000 registers in use at businesses in the United States and Canada. Business owners can set-up their registers in minutes, accept cash and credit cards with their choice of processor, view real-time sales on their smartphone and easily track inventory and staff. Most importantly, ShopKeep’s award-winning customer care team is available to help 24/7 and provide a robust support network for growing business owners. ShopKeep was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in New York. Follow @ShopKeep on Twitter to join the discussion  or visit to learn more.

Ayesha is in communications at ShopKeep. She works on building the brand in the media, establishing ShopKeep and its executive team as a resource for thought leadership and innovation.