"With the prize winners of the state prize we award the ten best young entrepreneurs 2016 and herewith honour innovation, creativity and above all their courage for entrepreneurship and self-employment. With this year’s winners we get an idea of the incredible wealth of ideas in our state. These great companies and all of their employees actively participate in shaping our state and are important pillars of our economy already today", stated Winfried Kretschmann, Minister-President of Baden-Wuerttemberg and patron of the state prize for young companies. Among the more than 300 guests of the solemn prize giving ceremony were almost the complete staff members of both bicycle companies. Leaserad had even chartered a bus.
Together with the L-Bank CEO Dr. Axel Nawrath Kretschmann honoured the three winners of the state prize 2016 as well as the seven further nominated companies as winners of the state prize.
The further nominated companies in alphabetic order: Essert GmbH (Ubstadt-Weiher), Kunbus GmbH (Denkendorf), Leaserad GmbH (Freiburg im Breisgau), mb-Vermarktung (Schwäbisch Hall), Sallys GmbH (Waghäusel), Socialbit GmbH (Markdorf), Zedler – Institut für Fahrradtechnik und -Sicherheit GmbH (Ludwigsburg).
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Author/Photo: Michael Bollschweiler