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The MEGGLE Founders' Prize was awarded for the eighth time in October 2019 at Wasserburg Town Hall. On the initiative of Toni Meggle, this prize celebrated its premiere in 2012, on the occasion of the company's 125th anniversary. A total of 50,000 EUR is awarded to courageous company founders from southeast of Upper Bavaria. In addition to the prize money, the three winners benefit from the attention and thus reach new customers or target groups. Guests of honor at the MEGGLE Founders' Prize included the Bavarian Minister-President Dr. Markus Söder, Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Sinn and Ilse Aigner.

After a two-year pandemic break, a new edition of the Founders' Award is being planned for fall 2023.

"As the future is more important to me than the past, we decided to establish a MEGGLE Young Enterprise Award. Young entrepreneurs are pivotal to ensuring that small and medium-sized businesses will also be able to retain their key role in the economy and society in the future."

Toni Meggle 
Chairman of the Board, Toni-Meggle-Foundation

1ST Place (25,000 EUR prize money)

Oberhaizinger IDP GmbH, Marktl am Inn 
Founder: Stefan Oberhaizinger, Martin Unterstaller
Project Management Interior Design

2ND Place (15,000 EUR prize money)

Chiemgauer Genussmanufaktur, Palling-Freutsmoos 
Founder: Astrid Günther
Online Shop for Regional Products

3RD Place (10,000 EUR prize money)

Rotmilan GmbH, Frasdorf 
Founder: Dominik Mendel, Toni Bettermann
Planning and Realisation of Furniture

At the 19th October 2018 Toni Meggle awarded for the 7th time the MEGGLE Young Enterprise Award in Wasserburg's town hall. The following entrepreneurs are happy about 50,000 euros prize money:

1ST Place (25,000 EUR Prize Money) GmbH, Mühldorf 
Founder: Andreas Gölkel, Richard Michel and Christoph Trautbeck
Management and organisation of pictures and video files

2nd Place (15,000 EUR Prize Money)

Laternix GmbH & Co. KG  
Founder: Michael Härtl
Sustainable conversions of street lightings

3rd Place (10,000 EUR Prize Money)

Gackerl, Baiern 
Founder: Gitti Riedl
Advocaat-type party drink

In 2017 Toni Meggle awarded the prize in Wasserburg's town hall for the 6th time. With this award Meggle recognised young and courageous fonders with a overall value from 300,000 Euros. These are the winners of the Young Enterprise Award 2017:

1ST Place (25,000 EUR Prize Money)

Weinfurtner Metallbau, Riedering
Founder: Andreas Weinfurtner
Handmade and high-value barbecue, "Kugelblitz"

2nd Place (15,000 EUR Prize Money)

gepedu GmbH, Egmating 
Founder: Christian Buss and Christoph Vogt (Managing Directors)
Development of online based test methods for career choices

3rd Place (10,000 EUR Prize Money)

Wanner GmbH, Mühldorf am Inn 
Founder: Dipl. Ing. Reinhold Wanner
Local business consulting for small and medium sized companies

Prof. Dr. Dr Udo Di Fabio, a former constitutional judge in Germany, was guest of honour and held a speech about the changes in our society.

State Minister Herrmann and Toni Meggle presented the fifth MEGGLE Young Enterprise Award to the winners.

1ST Place (25,000 EUR Prize Money)

Ledermanufaktur Lerner, Amerang 
Founder: Klaus Lerner (Managing Director)
Founder idea: Unique leather goods that can be customised with a laser technology finish

2ND Place (15,000 EUR Prize Money)

B11, Edling 
Founder: Dirk Huber
Founder idea: Highly flexible, sustainably produced acoustic solutions

3RD Place (10,000 EUR Prize Money)

Fußstetter Planungs-Gesellschaft mbH, Wasserburg
Founder: Marcus Fußstetter
Founder idea: handmade, mobile kitchen units

The prize winners were honored in an official ceremony by State Minister Ilse Aigner with the 4th MEGGLE Young Enterprise Award.

1ST PLACE (25,000 EUR Prize Money)

Camba Bavaria GmbH, Truchtlaching
Founder: Markus Lohner (Managing Director)
Founder idea: Innovative brewery

2ND PLACE (15,000 EUR Prize Money)

Prechtl Engineering GmbH Traunstein
Founder: Jakob Prechtl (Managing Director)
Founder idea: Development, construction, and technical calculation in mechanical engineering

3RD PLACE (10,000 EUR Prize Money)

Impact Innovations GmbH, Haun
Founder: Peter Richter Jr (Managing Director)
Founder idea: Cold gas spraying technique for the production of metallic coatings

In an official awards ceremony, the jury revealed which three founders out of the numerous submissions were chosen to win the 3rd MEGGLE Young Enterprise Award:

1ST Place (25,000 EUR Prize Money)

Grimmeisen Licht GmbH, Wasserburg 
Founder: Gerhard Grimmeisen (Managing Director)
Founder idea: Innovative lighting solutions

2ND Place (15,000 EUR Prize Money)

Moarhof Betreiber GmbH, Samerberg 
Founder: Simone and Wolfgang Kuffner (Managing Director, Partner)
Founder idea: Renovation and development of a traditional farmhouse into an event location

3RD Place (10,000 EUR Prize Money)

O. E. L. Goldmühle, Garting 
Founder: Irmi and Anton Lamprecht (owners)
Founder idea: Regionally produced premium food products, particularly oils

The 2nd MEGGLE Young Enterprise Award was presented to successful young entrepreneurs from the medium-sized business sector by Toni Meggle during an official awards ceremony.

1ST Place (25,000 EUR Prize Money)

Envento Windenergie GmbH, Bergen
Founder: Dr. Lars Matthes (Managing Director)
Founder idea: Vertical small wind turbine

2ND Place (15,000 EUR Prize Money)

Bioteaque GmbH & Co. KG, Traunstein 
Founder: Bernhard Koller and Armin Wagner (Managing Directors)
Founder idea: Sale and distribution of unique organic tea

3RD Place (10,000 EUR Prize Money)

meineumwelt GmbH, Vogtareuth 
Founder: Alois Grundner (Managing Director)
Founder idea: Consultation and services in the field of environmental, pollution, and water protection

To celebrate the 125-year company anniversary, MEGGLE is presenting the MEGGLE Young Enterprise Award for the first time! The prize was awarded in September 2012 by Martin Zeil, the Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs, at the official ceremony of the anniversary celebrations.

1ST Place (30,000 Prize Money)

TechDivision GmbH, Kolbermoor 
Founders: Stefan and Josef Willkommer (Managing Directors)
Founder idea: Web solutions for owners of small and medium-sized businesses

2ND Place (20,000 EUR Prize Money)

BORA Lüftungstechnik GmbH, Raubling 
Founder: Willi Bruckbauer (Managing Director)
Founder idea: Development, production, and distribution of innovative, environmentally-friendly, and energy-saving kitchen extractor systems


Pastafino – Manufaktur für feine Pasta 
Founder: Robert Neumeier
Founder idea: Inventive pasta products with Bavarian fillings

Environment & climate

For MEGGLE, treating nature with care is a key component of our corporate culture.


Social commitment

MEGGLE is involved in the social environment of its company locations – not only in the region around our head office in Wasserburg, but the world over in every area in which we operate. 

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