“The German founder’s spirit is legendary. With the #FARBENBEKENNEN [#SHOWYOURCOLORS] Award, we’d like to shine a spotlight on the refugees who are showing that “Made in Germany” can have many different faces. With their courage, ideas, and energy, they’re creating cohesion and are committed to a new ‘we’ in our society.”
Sawsan Chebli – Initiator of the #FARBENBEKENNEN-Award
Plenipotentiary of the State of Berlin with the Federal Government and State Secretary for Citizenship and International Affairs
The #FARBENBEKENNEN Award 2019 was awarded in two categories at December 1st:
The Jury Prize
A jury consisting of civic leaders, politicians, and business leaders met August 21, 2019 to select the winner of the €10,000 Jury Prize from a selected group of semi-finalists.
The jury also selected three finalists for the Citizens’ Prize. Berliners were asked to vote for their favorite in an online vote held from October 23 to November 13, 2019. The winner of the Citizens’ Prize receives €10,000, while the runners-up receives medals for their participation.
The prize money is provided by the Berlin Partner Network and other sponsors. It is intended to help the winners further their commitment to the city.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Applications were open to refugees who are active in Berlin and have founded or co-founded on their own companies, organizations or initiatives, that show an entrepreneurial spirit. The deadline is August 5, 2019.
FOR THE COMMUNITY
With your company, association, initiative, and/or foundation, you are working hard for the common good. You are helping to strengthening cohesion in our society and promote democratic values.
TO TURN IDEAS INTO REALITY
You will have shown the courage to put your ideas into action and dared to establish your own business, start-up, foundation, association, or initiative on your own or with others.
YOUR SUCCESS STORY
FROM THE INITIAL VISION TO THE PRESENT
Let us share your personal success story to encourages others. Tell us how you have put your idea into action and what has happened since.
A jury consisting of civic leaders, politicians, and business leaders will select the winners of the Jury and Special Prizes and the finalists for the Citizens’ Prize from the applications submitted.
Plenipotentiary of the State of Berlin with the Federal Government and State Secretary for Citizenship and International Affairs – © Sharon Back
MALI M. BAUM
CEO & Founding Partner at WLOUNGE | Founding Partner MAGDA GROUP Fund of funds
Ekrem Bora (Eko Fresh)
CEO OHDE Neuköllner Marzipan GmbH
Dr. Stefan Franzke
CEO Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH
syn:format #FARBENBEKENNEN 2018 winner
Kida Khodr Ramadan
Head of HR SAP SE and SAP Germany