The successful gala evening in Vienna’s Hofburg Palace was the crowning finale to the first international Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award (sea). More than 280 invited guests from industry, politics and society came from all over Europe to gain inspiration from the winning projects and to celebrate with the prize winners. I was moved by the great amount of interest and I would like to thank each and every guest for being part of the event. For those who couldn’t make it to the ceremony, here is a quick overview of what you missed and what is still to come.
All the winning projects were very impressive. I can assure you that the high standard of the submissions didn’t make it easy for the jury to make a decision. At the young age of 14, Felix Finkbeiner was the first recipient of the sea of Excellence and surprised everyone with his powerful, touching speech. We would like to express our thanks to Felix Finkbeiner for his global initiative, Plant for the Planet, and for his exceptional commitment.
I am positive that the first sea is the start of something huge and that the cornerstone has been laid for a revolution in our way of thinking. Become a part of this new movement!
The gala evening: After the sea is before the sea
“We need pioneers,” Dr Franz Fischler, head of the jury of the sea Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award, said on the morning of the gala event. Together with sea founder Christina Weidinger, he honoured the pioneers of the future before an audience of more than 2 80 invited guests. >>> Read more
Our prize winners
Our jury selected the most sustainable projects from 145 submissions from 11 countries. Ten companies received the Best Project award, one of which walked away with the jury prize and 10,000 euros in prize money. This money is to be reinvested in a sustainable project. Further, the award for the Best Idea and the sea of Excellence, our lifetime achievement award, were presented. >>> Read more
Photos & videos
Relive the gala’s best moments! You can click through the photo gallery or see the event, the winning projects and the jury in our video clips.
You could be the
Sustainable Entrepreneur 2012!
Following the sea’s impressive kickoff in 2011, we are again looking for new sustainable projects and innovative companies. If you want to be a part of a new movement, we look forward to receiving your submission.
You can submit your project online as of 14 May.
Please visit our website or our Facebook page.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Club of sustainable entrepreneurs – Verein für Nachhaltiges Wirtschaften Christina Weidinger – Founder of the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award (sea)