Founder of the Year

Founder of the Year is Founders Alliance's main award and aims to draw attention and raise the profile of founders and thus stimulate more medium-sized and large internationally expanding entrepreneurial companies.

The founders and their companies have been ranked based on the FA Index, which takes into account past performance in sales, profitability and growth, as well as future potential in terms of ownership and international establishment, long-term perspective and societal benefits such as, employment, tax revenues and community involvement.

The finalists in each category introduce themselves and their companies to a jury of qualified founders who select the winners, two women and two men, who receive their honorary award, Founder of the Year 2021 during the Gala at Stockholm City Hall in Sweden September 16. The award is part of the Founders Awards.

In the 1st category of Founder of the Year active main founders with at least a 20% ownership share in a Swedish company with more than SEK 1 million in profit for the year and approximately SEK 20 - 50 million in turnover based on financial results in 2020.

*Winners Founder of the Year 2020 Award in Category 1: Margareta Andersson - founder Lexter Ljuddesign and Fred Boström - founder Bitlog yesterday received the Growth Rings in Gold, and Lisa Henningsson Önnerlid - co-founder W Communication Agency and
David Holmberg - founder The Information Company Sweden received
the Growth Rings in Silver.

In the 2nd category of Founder of the Year active main founders with at least a 20% ownership share in a Swedish company with more than SEK 2 million in profit for the year and approximately SEK 50-100 million in turnover based on financial results in 2020.

*Winners Founder of the Year 2020 Award in Category 2: Carina Roth Schramm - founders Patrix and Mattias Andersson - founder Antura, received the Growth Rings in Gold, and Therése Lorentzon and Johanna Deras - founders PRO TEMPORE and Tobias Petersen and Magnus Sonander - founders Transformant Group received the Growth Rings in
Silver.


In the 3rd category of Founder of the Year
active main founders with at least a 20% ownership interest in a Swedish company with more than SEK 3 million in profit for the year and approximately SEK 100 - 500 million in turnover based on financial results in 2020 .

*Winners Founder of the Year 2020 Award in Category 3: Anastasia Georgiadou - founder Alminia and Rickard Zetterberg - founder S-Group, yesterday received the Growth Rings in Gold, and Susanne Bagger - founder Amendo Group and Patrik Brandt - founder ISAB Group received the Growth Rings in Silver.

In the 4th category of Founder of the Year, active main founders with at least a 20% ownership interest in a Swedish company with more than SEK 10 million in profit for the year and more than SEK 500 million in turnover based on financial results in 2020 figures.

*Winners Founder of the Year 2020 Award in Category 4: Helena Casserlöv-Kvist, founder Meritmind and Johan Ihrfelt, founder of OX2, received the Growth Rings in Gold award, and Nicklas Persson, Robert Schön, Nicklas Henriksson and Rickard Hagman, founder AddPro received the Growth Rings in Silver.

Founder of the Year 2021 finalists will be announced this summer. Stay tuned!