Ernst & Young Announces Justin Barrett of Eyesafe as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Heartland Award Finalist

MINNEAPOLIS // May 08, 2023 //  Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Justin Barrett of Eyesafe was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Heartland Award finalist. Now in its 37th year, Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for transformative entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies.

Eyesafe CEO Justin Barrett named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Heartland FinalistJustin Barrett was selected by an independent panel of judges. Entrepreneurs are evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.

“Our team has faced challenges and hardships, but we have persevered and emerged stronger,” remarked Justin Barrett, CEO of Eyesafe. “We have celebrated our wins and learned from our losses, and through it all, we have remained committed to our vision. Our team’s resilience and determination have been critical in enabling us to navigate the ups and downs of our industry, and we are proud of what we have achieved together. While there is still work to be done, we are confident in our ability to weather future challenges and continue to succeed.”

Eyesafe’s growth has been impressive at over 955% from 2019 to 2021. This growth is attributed to the entrepreneurial spirit that runs throughout our organization, as recognized by:

  • 2021 and 2022 INC 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America
  • 2022 Fast 50: Eyesafe is the Twin Cities No. 1 fastest-growing private company (Minneapolis/ St. Paul Business Journal)
  • 2023 CES Innovation Award Honoree for Computer Hardware & Components
  • Over 70 million Eyesafe units have been produced, including accessories, certified and licensed solutions through FY2022

These tributes are a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire Eyesafe team. With our mission to create devices designed for human health, we are proud to be a global leader in blue light protection. We take our responsibility seriously in shaping the consumer electronics industry with innovative and safe products.


About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National Overall Award winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. Visit

About Eyesafe

Eyesafe Inc. is the world leader in blue light management, including display technology, standards, certification, and accessory solutions. With an expansive portfolio of intellectual property, the company employs a world-class team of eye doctors, engineers, and scientists with decades of experience in electronics, display materials, light management, optometry, and ophthalmology. The Eyesafe brand is trusted by consumers and integrated in millions of digital devices from Dell, HP, Lenovo, LG, ZAGG and more. Eyesafe is recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing private companies in America and by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as the #1 Fastest Growing Company in Minnesota. Learn more at

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