founder of the year
FOUNDER OF THE YEAR HONORARY AWARD 2023
Sven Hagströmer, founder of Creades, received the Growth Rings in Gold as Founder of the Year Honorary Award for his lifelong work for entrepreneurship and social impact.
"After following the award since its inception and admiring its recipients, I am truly proud and delighted to be a part of this exclusive circle", says Sven.
FOUNDER OF THE YEAR HONORARY AWARD 2022
Frixos Papadopoulos was awarded with the Founder of the Year Honorary Award 2022 for his lifelong work in building up the family business Fontana Food. Frixos was celebrated together with his family at the Founders Awards Gala, Stockholm City Hall on September 22.
HONORARY AWARD 2021 & 2020
founder of the year
Founder of the Year Honorary Award is Founders Alliance most prestigious accolade and is presented annually at the Founders Awards Gala.
By rewarding particularly successful founders who have made a lifetimes contribution, Founders Alliance wishes to inspire sustainable company building and other founders to act as similarly great role models.
Each year, the Founders Alliance nominates candidates for the award. Founder of the Year Honorary Award laureates receives The Growth Rings statuette and diploma at the annual Founders Awards Gala.
CRITERIA - FOUNDER OF THE YEAR HONORARY AWARD
- has built a limited company with over 10 MEUR in annual sales
- has made a life long contribution of sustainable and long-term company building
- has enhanced societal well being based on employment, tax revenue and community involvement
- is a role model for other founders, business and society no longer need to be operational
A SELECTION OF AWARDED FOUNDERS
Founder Mama Mia
Founder IBS, Catella och Rylanderska Stiftelsen
Founder The Lexington Company
Founder Internationella Engelska Skolan
Founder Carl Bennet Company
Founder FACE Stockholm
Founder Mellby Gård
BJÖRN & LILLEMOR JAKOBSON
Founder Beijer Alma, Anders Wall Stiftelse
STEN K JOHNSON
Founder Midway Holding
SIGNHILD ARNEGÅRD HANSEN
Founder Svenska Lantchips
JONAS AF JOCHNICK
Founder Elite Hotels