German Entrepreneur Award for Rising Stars

“Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come ...” Successful entrepreneurs in the StartUp category inspire through their unshakeable faith in their own vision – and the creative energy they release. And driven by their own initiative take advantage of market opportunities to push their business forward.

Who can be nominated in the Rising Star category? The criteria for a successful nomination 2018 are

  • The company was founded between 01.01.2009 and 31.12.2014
  • Minimum turnover 1,000,000 euros p. a.
  • At least 15 employees (full-time)
  • Viable and convincing business model with a clear USP
  • Strong growth (turnover, employees, maybe initial international expansion)
  • Convincing and competent management team
  • Proof of reputable reference customers
  • Secured financing