We are happy to present the independent Founder Awards Jury for Founder of the Year in the category for Large Size Companies.

The jury members are founders of companies headquartered in Sweden, US and Australia with experience in sectors like Climate, Pharma, Health, Financial, Care, FoodTech and more.


Johan Ihrfelt - Founder Peas Industries incl. OX2, Cecilia Ekholm - Founder Särnmark Assistans, Björn Öste - Founder Aventure , Good Idea Drinks, Oatly, Richard Romanowski - Founder eleXsys Energy, Sven Hagströmer - Founder Creades and Shori Zand - Founder Avesina.

Out of a group of 500+ founders from 26 countries, 70+ founders were nominated for the award Founder of the Year from 26 countries; Albania, Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and USA in the three categories - Small Sized, Mid Sized and Large Sized Companies.

The finalists were vetted out through Founders Index based on historic performance, future potential and societal value.

Now the jury will decide the gold and silver winners of Founder of the Year Large Size Companies. To be awarded at the Founders Awards Gala at Stockholm City Hall on September 22.

The 21st Founders Awards Gala at Stockholm City Hall