Business Angel of the year

Every year BAND gives a price to “The German Angel of the Year”. The price called “Goldene Nase” (golden nose) will be awarded to the Business Angel, who has had the right instinct - in the truest sense of the word - in selecting his investments. Business Angels who are supporting their portfolio companies, especially through their own network and know-how, helping them even in a crisis or have had an excellent exit, have the best chance to get the award. Only start-ups can recommend "their" Business Angel for the award.

BAND wants to motivate entrepreneurial experienced individuals to be active as Business Angel and to provide capital and know-how to young and growing companies. The "Business Angel of the Year" will be selected by a jury consisting of top-class experts in the informal venture capital market.


Business Angel des Jahres 2016 – Dr. Tobias Engelhardt

Business Angel des Jahres 2015 – Dr. Rolf Käse

Business Angel des Jahres 2014 – Rainer Christine

Business Angel des Jahres 2013 – Dr. Christian Schultz

Business Angel des Jahres 2012 – Prof. Dr. Tobias Kollmann

Business Angel des Jahres 2011 – Dr. Michael Friebe

Business Angel des Jahres 2010 – Dr. Friedrich Georg Hoepfner

Business Angel des Jahres 2009 – Prof. Dr. Ingo Kett

Business Angel des Jahres 2008 – Frank Siegmund

Business Angel des Jahres 2007 – Klaus Juch

Business Angel des Jahres 2006 – Eckhardt Wohlgehagen

Business Angel des Jahres 2005 – Norbert Baier

Business Angel des Jahres 2004 – Horst Linn

Business Angel des Jahres 2003 – Hans-Otto Becker

Business Angel des Jahres 2002 – Joachim Conrads

Business Angel des Jahres 2001 – Alec Rauschenbusch