By rewarding particularly successful founders who have made a lifelong contribution, Founders Alliance wishes to inspire sustainable company building and inspire other founders to act as similarly great role models.

Each year, the Founders Alliance Alliance nominates the winners of the award. Founder of the Year Honorary Award laureate, will receive the Growth Rings Award at the Founders Awards Gala at Grand Hôtel Stockholm, September 20, 2023.

Criteria for Founder of the Year Honorary Award

  • has built a limited company with over 10 MEUR in annual sales
  • has made a lifelong 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

The winner of the Founder of the Year Honorary Award will be announced at the gala.