In autumn, Dirk Zedler was asked to come on the big stage: Under the patronage and in the presence of politician Winfried Kretschmann Zedler-Institut was honoured as one of ten finalists in the competition "State Prize for Young Companies 2016" for responsible entrepreneurial skills and action.
The state prize for young companies in Baden-Wuerttemberg is awarded to companies making an exemplary contribution to a sustainable society. It is considered one of the most coveted business awards in Baden-Wuerttemberg. In 2016 the record-breaking number of 604 companies applied for the award.
Together with nine other companies Zedler-Institut made it into the final and was awarded on the occasion of an official ceremony. "With the prize winners we award the ten best young entrepreneurs 2016 and herewith honour innovation, creativity and above all their courage for entrepreneurship and self-employment. This year’s winners give us an idea of the incredible wealth of ideas in our state," stated Winfried Kretschmann, Minister President of Baden-Wuerttemberg, during his official speech.
When Zedler-Institut was solemly given their award, the company’s capability of connecting the passion for bicycles with the highly professional economic operations was pointed out in particular. As a proof, the jury of the state prize referred to the continuous growth in turnover and in the number of staff members in the past years.