Founders Gala 2021

Founders Gala 2021 was held at Stockholm City Hall on September 16. It was a memorable and joyful evening where we got to listen to emotional and inspiring speeches from the stage and pay tribute to the winners of  Founders Awards Growth Rings in gold and silver.

Earlier in the day, the finalists in each category had introduce themselves and their companies to a jury of qualified founders, and during the evening, the Founder of the Year Honorary Award, Founder of the Year and Young Founder of the Year awards were presented.

The complete list of Founders Awards winners:

Founder of the Year Honorary Award 2021

Christina Wahlström, founder of Mama Mia, and Darko Pervan, founder of  Välinge, were awarded the Growth Rings in Gold for the Founder of the Year Honorary Award 2021

 

Winners Young founder of the Year 2021

Ida Norström - founder of Energy Effective Solutions and Anton Fast and Simon Geldner - founders of Ophena received the Growth Rings in Gold, and Petronella Gustafsson - founder of Progress Me and Sebastian Salomonsson - founder of SebSalo Energi received the Growth Rings in Silver for the Young Founder of the Year 2021 award.

 

Winners Founder of the Year 2021

Monica Born - founder of Superfront and Pierre Persson - founder of MUD Studios received the Growth Rings in Gold, and Rahel Belatchew - founder of Belatchew Arkitekter and Carl-Johan Beckman, Kristian Johansson and Niklas Uddholm - founders of Awave, received the Growth Rings in Silver for the Founder of the Year 2021 award.

Maria Åkerberg - founder of MARIA ÅKERBERG and Carl Hörberg - founder of 84codes received the Growth Rings in Gold, and Therése Lorentzon and Johanna Deras - founders of PRO TEMPORE and Jónas Antonsson - founder of Raw Fury received the Growth Rings in Silver for the Founder of the Year 2021 award.

Niklas Hedin - founder of Centiro and Pirkko T. Kyllönen - founder of Språkservice Sverige received the Growth Rings in Gold, and Mikael Kretz and Håkan Paulsson - founder of Qgroup received the Growth Rings in Silver for the Founder of the Year 2021 award.

Cecilia Ekholm - founder of Särnmark Group and Magnus Wilhelmsson - founder of Nordic Wellness received the Growth Rings in Gold, and Johan Waller, Kristian Liljefors and Fredrik Palmgren - founders of Business Wellness Group received the Growth Rings in Silver for the Founder of the Year 2021 award.

The purpose of Founders Gala is to promote and inspire successful founders by highlighting entrepreneurial role models, increasing the pace of development in Sweden's existing entrepreneurial companies and creating value for participating founders through inspiration, exchange of knowledge and valuable relationships.

Here you can see pictures from Founders Gala

Founder of the Year Honorary Award 2021
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Founder of the Year 2021
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Young founder of the Year 2021
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