Alexanderplatz, Berlin. About a third of the city's 3.56 million inhabitants have a migration background/Photo: AfricanCourierMedia

Berlin to award outstanding entrepreneurs with migration background

Berlin is awarding prizes to entrepreneurs with a migration background operating in the city, which is also a federal state.

The prize, Vielfalt unternimmt – Berlin würdigt migrantische Unternehmen and awarded once in two years, gives public recognition to the achievements of minority entrepreneurs who are contributing greatly to the economic development of the city. The prize was first awarded in 2019.

There are three prize categories, each with one prize winner:

Category A: Companies that have been in existence for at least five years and have more than 30 employees.

Category B: Companies that have been on the market for at least five years and have between 0 and 30 employees.

Category C: Founders’ Prize for companies that have been on the market for at least one year and less than five years

The award winners will each receive 10,000 euros and a trophy and they will be portrayed in a film about the prize.

Application deadline is 8 May 2023 (11pm).

Award ceremony: 28 June 2023 in Berlin City Hall.

For further information on the conditions of participation, the evaluation criteria as well as the application and nomination processes, please visit Award and application

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