October 18, 2017
IDnow in the final of „Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017“ by EY
- For the 21st time, this economic award honors entrepreneurship, innovation and personal commitment
- Award ceremony with Christian Lindner (chairman of the German party FDP) on November 17 at the “Deutsches Historisches Museum” in Berlin
Impressive growth, innovation and social commitment: For the 21st time the auditing and consulting company EY (former Ernst & Young) nominates the best owner-managed mid-sized entrepreneurs in Germany in November. After a multi-stage selection, 29 companies have made the leap into the final of the “Entrepreneur Of The Year” contest, including the leadership of IDnow Sebastian Bärhold, Co-Founder and CFO, Armin Bauer, Co-Founder and CTO, Michael Sittek, CSO, as well as co-founders Felix Haas and Dennis v. Ferenczy. IDnow is one of the leading providers for electronic identification and e-signing solutions in Europe. “We are very happy to have reached the final for this prestigious award”, says Sebastian Bärhold.
The “Entrepreneur Of The Year” is one of the world’s most recognized awards for entrepreneurs. For more than 30 years, EY has acknowledged selected entrepreneurs in 60 countries for outstanding achievements. The evaluation criteria of the jury include growth, future potential, innovation, leadership and social responsibility. The prize is awarded in the categories Industry, Services and IT, Consumer Goods and Trade, Digital Transformation and Start-up. Additionally, EY honors an exemplary family business and entrepreneurial personality for its exceptional social commitment. The award ceremony takes place November 17 at the “Deutsches Historisches Museum” in Berlin. The festive gala dinner with dinner speaker Christian Lindner (FDP) and presenter Judith Rakers as well as many personalities from industry, politics and culture is dominated by the winners and finalists of the competition.
About IDnow GmbH
IDnow is international expert for identification and electronic signing products. The Munich software company develops and markets secure solutions for the electronic identification of persons as well as for contract signing via computer or smartphone. IDnow guarantees legal validity and the highest level of data security for its solutions. IDnow’s products address all business clients who acquire new customers online and want to offer AML-compliance and the conclusion of contracts online – e.g. online banks, modern retail banks, credit and finance providers, credit card providers, local authorities, and insurance companies. The FinTech’s clients include numerous leading companies like Commerzbank, UBS and N26. IDnow was founded in 2014 by Jet A, the company builder of the amiando founders. Further information available at www.idnow.eu.