On Sunday, June 2nd, the American-German Business Club of Frankfurt (AGBC) celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow competition at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. This event was the conclusion of nearly six months of hard work by aspiring young entrepreneurs, their dedicated mentors and AGBC staff.
Six finalist teams from more than 20 original teams (& over 80 contestants) were invited to present their business plans to the audience and judges. The team of judges was made-up of entrepreneurs from various businesses, and even a past winner of the Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow award.
Following all six presentations, judges were given 30 minutes to discuss and likely argue how to rank the six business plans.
Before the guest of honor was introduced, James Tiedeman, Vice President of Sponsorship for the AGBC, thanked the several corporate contributors who made this learning experience, contest, and award ceremony possible.
The guest of honor, James Herman, the U.S. Counsel General for the United States, the largest U.S. Consulate in the world, then presented the winners with their certificates & prizes.
The winners were:
First Place: Team Boligraphics
Second Place: Designed for Alarm
Third Place: Learnolution
Fourth Place: Laurent Virtual Reality Systems
Fifth Place: Screenshape
Sixth Place: JNLB Technology
Additionally, three “Honorable Merit Awards” were presented for the first time to:
- Digistil – Honorable Merit Award
- Future Living – Honorable Merit Award
- Inodorus – Honorable Merit Award
The successful, fun and inspiring event ended with Johannes Schaefer, presenting Deborah Runge, the Coordinator for the AGBC Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow, with flowers – thanking her for her hard work and dedication. Ms. Runge thanked everyone, saying that everyone was so impressive, that she wished he had a flower to give each contestant to show her appreciation.
More details on the afternoon can be found here: