The German Entrepreneur Award. And the network behind it.

The German Entrepreneur Award is presented in cooperation with partners from the magazine “Stern”, Sparkassen (savings banks), ZDF (German national public television broadcaster) and Porsche. Germany's national award for outstanding entrepreneurship showcases exemplary businesses at different stages of the business life cycle – from the seed stage (student business contests) to lifetime achievement.

The partners have been actively fostering a culture of entrepreneurship since 1997. Each partner brings its own specific expertise to the initiative. The German Entrepreneur Award is supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, reputable sponsors, a stellar advisory committee and a network of experts.

The initiators

The German Entrepreneur Award is bestowed by four partners; Stern magazine, Sparkassen (savings banks), ZDF (public service television broadcaster) and Porsche.

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The sponsors

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, Gruner + Jahr GmbH & Co KG (publishing house), the Süddeutsche Zeitung (leading newspaper) and the Versicherungen der Sparkassen (bank insurance carriers).

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The experts

The German Entrepreneur Award is supported by 300 leading experts.

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