Bavarian Founders’ Award 2014 Category “StartUp”
What an honor! We have been selected by a jury of Bavarian businessmen and representatives of the financial industry to be among the Top3 Bavarian StartUps of the year 2014. The Bavarian Founders’ Award is the highest award for entrepreneurs in Bavaria and is granted only to those who achieve special and outstanding achievements in the establishment and maintenance of companies. Our congratulations particulary go out to Flixbus which have been selected the winner among the three finalists of the Startup category.
Receiving this esteemed recognition is a privilege but also a responsibility. We will continue to work hard on meeting the high expectations which are being put on us.
The St. ERHARD Team with the Founders Award (f.r.t.l: Justus, Aline and Founder Christian)
Last Wednesday was a special day for us! We won the Founders Award (Gründerpreis) of the Sparkasse Bamberg. We are very happy about that and give thanks to the Sparkasse Bamberg for the recognition of our passionate work over the last two years.
Since 2009 the Sparkasse Bamberg bestow the Founders Award, which includes a prize money of 5,000 €, to innovative and exceptional young start-ups from the region of Bamberg. The award ceremony took place within the “20. Bamberger Wirtschaftstage” (20th Days of the Bamberg economy) at the concert hall Bamberg. During this special occasion, after the awards were handed over to the winners, we were glad to have the chance to listen to a inspiring speech of Dr. Florian Langenscheidt, who is a important manager, publisher, entrepreneur and business angel in Germany.
Finally we want to thank the Sparkasse Bamberg again for this award and the special evening at the concert hall Bamberg.
PS.: Also check the pictures of the evening on our facebook site.
St. ERHARD won the German Design Award 2014
In July this year St. ERHARD was nominated for the German Design Award 2014 and last week, as you might know, the winners were announced. Owing to its puristic bottle design St. ERHARD was exceptionally honored with a “Special Mention” Award. Thereby St. ERHARD is the only German beer brand, which won the German Design Award 2014. We are very delighted by that and say “thank you” to the German Design Council.
Initiated by the German Federal Parliament and endowed by German enterprises, the German Design Council awards the German Design Award every year since 1954. An expert panel evaluates different products regarding their design or conception.
Due to our remarkable and innovative bottle design we, as a young start-up, could win this highly coveted award. Our St. ERHARD beer comes in an unusual transparent, but UV-protected design bottle and the German Design Council acknowledged this deliberate reduction of our design, which highlights the amber-colored beer. With its special design St. ERHARD is a modern version of a traditional, delicious Franconian Kellerbier.
Following the winner annoucement from last week, the official award presentation ceremony will take place at the 7th February within the Ambiente trade fair in Frankfurt/Main.
Business Angel Günter Wiskot (first from left) with our Founders Christian, Thies & Vincent
Our business angel Günter Wiskot from Karlsruhe was one of the two finalists for the “Goldene Nase” prize awarded by the business angel network Germany (BAND). Congratulations for that!
After he studied computer science and engineering management at the well-known KIT, Günter Wiskot founded different IT-companies. In 2003 he changed his role in these companies from the operative management to the Board of Directors and started his activities as a business angel.
A business angel is a private investor who finances start-ups and supports them with know-how and business contacts at the same time. So beside his financial support Günter Wiskot supports St. ERHARD with his knowledge about the Indian market, his entrepreneurial talent and strategic business thinking. He also played a significant role in finding another business angel for our second round of financing. Due to these facts we recommended Günter Wiskot for the prize “Goldene Nase”. Since 2001 the BAND bestows the “Goldene Nase” to very successful business angels with a great entrepreneurial sense every year. Through investing in great start-ups with innovative ideas and an already successful solid business and a promising future the awarded business angels show their special business expertise.