Recap 2021

One gala event turned into three shows: From May 4th to 6th, the German Startups Association honored
again the fighters and people of action, visionaries and unconventional thinkers, supporters and companions who shape the German startup ecosystem. Due to the corona pandemic, the German Startup Awards 2021 were broadcast purely digitally over three days from the Zalando headquarter in Berlin. Janna Linke (ntv) hosted the award ceremony. Congratulations to all winners and a big thank you to our finalists, our guests and our partners and media partners for a very special edition of #GSA21!

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The winners of the German Startup Awards 2021

/// Founder of the Year (female)

Jessica Holzbach

Jessica Holzbach

Co-Founder & CCO - Penta

/// Founder of the Year (male)

Finn Age Hänsel

Finn Age Hänsel

Founder & MD - Sanity Group & Berliner Berg

/// Newcomer of the Year (female)

Nina Patrick

Nina Patrick

Co-Founder & CEO - MiProbes

/// Newcomer of the Year (male)

Julian Angern

Julian Angern

Co-Founder & MD - Sympatient

/// Social Entrepreneur of the Year (female)

Henrike Schlottmann

Henrike Schlottmann

Co-Founder & Co-MD - ProjectTogether

/// Social Entrepreneur of the Year (male)

Julius de Gruyter

Julius de Gruyter

Co-Founder & MD - krisenchat.de

/// Investor of the Year (female)

Zoé Fabian

Zoé Fabian

Managing Director - Eurazeo Growth

/// Investor of the Year (male)

Robert Lacher

Robert Lacher

Founding Partner - Visionaries Club

/// Startup Verband Sonderpreis

Lukasz Gadowski

Lukasz Gadowski

Entrepreneur & Investor

Contact us

Catharina Fichelmann /// Project Lead
catharina.fichelmann@deutschestartups.org

Christoph Stresing /// CEO Politics & Communications
christoph.stresing@deutschestartups.org

Franziska Teubert ///CEO Partner Management
franziska.teubert@deutschestartups.org

Event Organizer

As the representative and voice of startups in Germany, the German Startups Association speaks up for a founder-friendly Germany and works towards a flourishing German startup ecosystem. The association represents more than 1.000 members.