Dr. Andrew Abraham named Entrepreneur of the Year, OC Health & Education

June 27, 2016

Orgain, makers of doctor-developed, high-quality nutritional products, today announced that founder Dr. Andrew Abraham was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 for Health & Education in Orange County, California. He received the honor at a gala in Dana Point, Calif. on June 17th and will now advance to the national level. The awards, in their 30th year, recognize best-in-class entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

“This award is especially meaningful to me because Orgain was born out of my own battle with cancer and the desire provide clean, healthy, organic nutrition to others, whether battling illness or fueling wellness,” says company founder, physician and cancer survivor, Andrew Abraham, MD. “Every day I am grateful for the difference Orgain is making in people’s lives and I am so honored and humbled by this recognition. I share it with my wife Kathy, who has a Masters in Holistic Nutrition and helped me start Orgain, as well as our entire team who works tirelessly to create the best possible nutritional products to improve people’s health and their lives.”

During his treatment for a rare form of cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma during his teen years, Andrew Abraham did intensive research on nutrition and began searching for healthy nutritional products made with real food and organic ingredients to fuel his recovery. Unable to find anything that met his standards, he made organic nutritional shakes at home, and saw a meaningful improvement in how he felt. This experience inspired Dr. Abraham, after medical school and during his residency, to start Orgain in order to provide the same high quality organic nourishment to so many others, whether fighting an illness or in search of high-quality nutrition for a healthy lifestyle. Since its inception in 2008, Orgain’s portfolio has grown from the original ready-to-drink nutritional shakes to include a wide assortment of organic nutritional products, including vegan and kids shakes, organic plant-based protein powder and protein-fortified almond milk.

Dr. Abraham will join winners from 25 other U.S. programs at the Strategic Growth Forum in Palm Springs November 16-20, where the national winners will be named. This event, which is the largest gathering of entrepreneurs in America, is an inclusive forum by invitation only and every year 2,000 of the most renowned business leaders are in attendance. The forum concludes with the National Entrepreneur of the Year gala.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award 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 award 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 more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

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2 Comments

  • Loretta Molano
    August 3, 2018 4:08 pm

    My maiden name is Orgain. How did you come up with the name of Orgain for your product, and how did you trademark it?

    • alexm
      August 6, 2018 6:57 pm

      Hi Loretta – We LOVE your maiden name! Andrew came up with “Orgain” as a portmanteau of “organic” and “gain”, the idea being that there’s a lot to gain from organic nutrition. – health, energy, strength and more. Thanks for your comment!

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