"Entrepreneur of the Year" is a title bestowed only upon very few mid-market entrepreneurs by renowned auditing and consulting firm Ernst & Young (EY) once a year. This year, novomind is finalist in the IT/Media category. September 19 will show whether the Hamburg-based software experts will win the coveted Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 title.
Dynamic rise to technological leadership in Europe
The countdown to the “Entrepreneur of the Year 2013“ awards ceremony is on. September 19 will see the announcement of the winners at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt in the presence of high-calibre guests. Among the nominees in the IT/Media category is the novomind Management Board team, which is composed of Peter Samuelsen, Thomas Köhler and Stefan Grieben. “We are very proud of our nomination and see it as a confirmation as well as a motivation for our future,” said Peter Samuelsen, founder and CEO of novomind. “The development of novomind is based on the ability to constantly adapt to a highly dynamic market environment. As an innovative software company, we have a top team of the best software developers.”
The Entrepreneur of the Year Award is awarded by an independent panel of judges in recognition of outstanding entrepreneurial achievements in several categories – in over 50 countries across the globe, with 2013 marking the 17th edition of the German awards. Organised by EY, the awards are sponsored by renowned German enterprises and media, including DZ BANK, Jaguar, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Manager Magazin. Apart from awarding successful entrepreneurs, EY also operates the “Entrepreneur of the Year Junior Academy” programme to promote up-and-coming entrepreneurs.
Since 1999 Hamburg-based novomind has been developing innovative e-business software solutions for the modern Internet world in four e-business segments: e-commerce (eShops and zoom server), PIM (Product Information Management), e-Marketplace (marketplace integration) and e-communication (solutions for contact and service centres). In each of these performance segments, novomind ranks among the technology leaders in Europe. The company covers the entire digital value chain of trade and electronic customer communications.
novomind currently serves more than 80 companies, including Targobank, Der Club Bertelsmann, C&A, Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund, Ernsting’s family, EnBW, OTTO, QVC and Sixt.