3rd place at the GEWINN (the leading Austrian Business magazine) start-up entrepreneurs contest 2016 for Geoprospectors

On the 22nd of November, the GEWINN start-up entrepreneurs contest took place for the 27th time in Vienna. Out of 1.000 submissions, 100 were selected as best companies and received prices  amounting to EUR 50.000. This award – especially a placement amongst the Top 10 - is an extremely valuable reference for every start-up entrepreneur in Austria.

A high-level jury including vice chancellor Reinhard Mitterlehner, environment minister Andrä Rupprechter, as well as leading members from the corporate world, science and policy elected the overall winner as well as the best submissions in the special categories: export, ideas of the year, environment, it/e-commerce and high-tech.

The selection criteria included quality of the business concept, strategic focus, client orientation, environmental compatibility as well as the technical implementation of the concepts. Furthermore, the potential in sales and profit have been valued and included to the overall score.

 After an intensive phase of development and the product launch of the Topsoil Mapper at the Agritechnica fair in autumn 2015, the team of Geoprospectors is more than happy that its efforts and performance could convince the jury.

Matthias Nöster and Michael Pregesbauer, CEOs of Geoprospectors were happy to accept the complements of the jury for the third place in the overall ranking as well as a cheque worth € 5.000,- in the course of a festive event in the “Oktogon” of the UniCredit Bank Austria. 

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