11.09.2018 8pm - The ZDF Zollernhof is occupied to the last seat. Among the guests are the high-ranking board of trustees of the German Founder Award, former winners and the 6 companies that will be awarded this evening.Awards are given in the category Startup, Rising Starter and Lifetime Achievement.
Vectoflow ranks second with its revolutionary measurement technology, beating 500 other companies. First place went to Ineratec, a company that generates liquid fuel from electricity. Tesvolt manufactures innovative power storage and wins in the rising starter category.
The applause of the 400 invited guests was correspondingly high. In addition to economic figures such as Wolfgang Porsche, Friedrich von Metzler or Jürgen Heraeus, many former prize winners came to discuss with politicians, journalists and artists until late into the night.
Jörg Mittelsten Scheid, personally managing partner of Vorwerk for many years, received the prize for his life's work. He took over in 1968 the leadership of the vacuum cleaner manufacturer with the distinctive direct sales and guided the company into the future.
The special prize of the award partners - in addition to STERN, Sparkasse, Porsche and ZDF - this year went to a real clown: Bernhard Paul is 70 years old and still regularly in the ring. He was honored for the founding of the Circus Roncalli.