Success has many good founders.

German entrepreneurs have many faces, many missions and many ideas - in the digital world too. From an online configurator for bespoke furniture design through tailor made gaming mice to an industrial “smart” glove or surgical instruments employing augmented reality - almost every finalist in 2016 made the most of digital technology in their business model. We acknowledge the courage, endurance, skill and character entrepreneurs need to demonstrate to make their vision work.

A dynamic start.

Finalists in the StartUp category.

RESTUBE – Safety for water rats

A quick tug of the pull and the Restube safety buoy is fully inflated within seconds. This completely new safety product managed to impress not only water sports enthusiasts all over the world but the German Entrepreneur Award's panel of leading experts too. The successful transformation of a groundbreaking idea earned Restube a nomination in the StartUp category of the German Entrepreneur Award 2015.

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Exceptionally placed.

Finalists in the Rising Star category.

Jimdo – Work you can love

Your dream website in just a few clicks – that's what the Hamburg-based company Jimdo's website builder helps you create. A great product, continued strong growth and and a creative and unconventional management structure made the German Entrepreneur Award panel's decision easy, and earned Jimbo a nomination for the German Entrepreneur Award 2015 in the Rising Star category.

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Simply inspirational.

Winners in the Rising Star, Student and Special Award categories.

Prof. Dr. Jörg Sennheiser – The sound of his life

Prof. Dr. Jörg Sennheiser continues the uncompromising standards of quality demanded by his father and is shaping the audio world of tomorrow with cutting-edge headphone and microphone technology. Under his leadership Sennheiser has become a premium global brand trusted by international stars like Pink and Beyoncé. His life's work was acknowledged with a German Entrepreneur Award 2015 in the Lifetime Achievement category.

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