The applications for the award reflected a variety of entrepreneurial projects, from classical to innovative concepts and ideas. Among the many exciting projects, Stade’s startup network selected four winners. On 6 October, Stade’s district administer Michael Roesberg awarded the STADE STARTUP STAR 2015 and three special prizes.
Four Awards Granted
Winner of the “Gründerpreis Stade 2015” is the textile company “Filou – nice for kids”. The owners Claudia Lawrence and Kerstin Askamp opened their children’s fashion shop in downtown Stade in spring 2015. The classic retail offer is accompanied by an online shopping option. For the first time, also three special awards endowed with 500 euro each were granted in 2015. The special prize “Business Succession” was given to Isabel Beidatsch for the successful hand-over of the Santosha Fitness and yoga centre in Buxtehude. Annika Zimmer took home the award in the “Crafts” category. Best certified junior esthetician of the year, she fulfilled her dream of autonomy by setting up the “redcarpet Lounge”. Michael Friese was recognised for his “courage” to leave his full-time job and venture into self-employement as a grill master, offering barbecue classes, hosted barbecues and catering services.