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.

Tough yet sensitive

Highly sensitive sensor systems leave the competition standing, and not just in terms of performance but price too. The product's wide range of potential uses and the personalities of the two founders convinced the German Entrepreneur Award's panel of experts: they went on to nominate iNDTact GmbH for a German Entrepreneur Award 2016 in the StartUp category.

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Exceptionally placed.

Finalists in the Rising Star category.

Refreshingly fair

Freshly made soft drinks and ice teas taste great and make the world that little bit better. The jury of the German Entrepreneur Award met three authentic entrepreneurial individuals who have uniquely managed to combine social responsibility with business endeavour. They nominated Lemonaid in the Rising Star category of the German Entrepreneur Award 2016.

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Simply inspirational.

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

Roland Mack – Living life on a rollercoaster

Roland Mack introduced amusement parks to Germany from the USA. His Europa Parks have been setting the benchmark for spectacular attractions, shows and events ever since. With great pleasure the judges awarded Roland Mack the German Entrepreneur Award 2016 in the Lifetime Achievement category.

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