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08.11.2019

Congratulations to the winners of our 2019 Leipzig Founder's Night

On November 7, 2019, SMILE, Sparkasse Leipzig, and their partners celebrated the Entrepreneurs of the City of Leipzig as well as the districts of Leipzig and Northern Saxony. Here are the winners of 2019 Leipzig Founder's Night:

  • Category "Idea": Scobytec
  • Category "Start-up": Lisa Angermann and Andreas Reinke for their restaurant "Frieda" in Leipzig-Gohlis
  • Category "10 Years After": QUANTIC Digital GmbH, Managing Director Stephan Preuss
  • Category "10 Years After": Peter Wentzlaff, master baker and entrepreneur from Wermsdorf


The goal of Leipzig Founder's Night is to award innovative ideas and growth-oriented startup business within the region of Leipzig. The target group of our competition includes students, scientists, entrepreneurs and businesses.

Since August 2006, the SMILE (Selbst Management Initiative Leipzig) has been working to establish the entrepreneurial spirit at Leipzig’s universities and research institutes. The associated partners of the initiative are the International SEPT Program and the Institute for Service and Relationship Management of Leipzig University, the Leipzig Graduate School of Management, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig (UFZ), and the German Biomass Research Centre (DBFZ). The project is being supported by the European Social Fund (ESF) and Free State of Saxony.

Leipziger Gruendernacht 2019 Alex Fritsch Fotografie

29.12.2021

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19.11.2020

Congratulations to the winners of our 2020 Leipzig Founder's Night

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