On 17th October 2019, the prizes of the KfW Award Gründen 2019 were awarded at the opening event of deGUT at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) in Berlin. KfW Head of Division Detlev Kalischer presented the awards to this year’s winners in the presence of Christian Hirte, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Economics. Awards were presented to 16 state winners, one national winner, one special prize winner and one public winner.
Eligible for the KfW Award Gründen 2019 were companies from all industries from the founding year 2014. The prize winners were selected by a jury of experienced representatives from KfW, promotional institutions, business, politics and the media, who assessed the business ideas according to their degree of innovation, creativity and acceptance of social responsibility. Consideration was also given to how environmentally conscious the implementation was and whether jobs and training positions were created or maintained.
We feel honoured to be awarded such a prestigious prize and thank you for your support and confidence in our work. We also congratulate the other national winners and wish them continued success!