FlixBus founders André Schwämmlein, Jochen Engert and Daniel Krauss to represent Germany at 2019 World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ awards
++ FlixMobility wins German "Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2018" ++Award in the category "Young Companies" ++ FlixMobility to represent Germany at 2019 World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ awards ++ After 28 EU countries, FlixBus launched in the US in May with New York expansion in 2019
BERLIN/MUNICH (October 22, 2018) – FlixMobility, the company behind the FlixBus and FlixTrain brands, has been named "Entrepreneur of the Year 2018" in the Young Enterprise category by EY Germany. The category was judged by an independent jury and evaluated in a multi-stage selection process focused on criteria including growth, future potential, innovation, employee leadership and social responsibility.
The Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 prizes were awarded in five areas: industry, service and IT, consumer goods and trade, digital transformation and young enterprises. FlixMobility will represent Germany at the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ awards, which will take place in Monaco in 2019.
“Together with our strong team and a steadfast entrepreneurial spirit, we have been writing mobility history for the past five years,” said André Schwämmlein, FlixMobility Co-Founder and CEO. “Today, FlixBus and FlixTrain have established themselves as popular travel alternatives in Europe and the United States and have been used by more than 100 million travelers.”
FlixBus was founded in Munich in 2011 by André Schwämmlein, Jochen Engert and Daniel Krauss. With a strong startup spirit, the company has expanded its offerings from Germany across Europe and the United States, servicing 29 countries in 2018. In cooperation with experienced bus and train partners from the regional SMEs, FlixMobility has created thousands of new jobs and strives every day to provide customers with the best travel experience possible.
In an address given during the award ceremony, members of the jury shared why they chose FlixMobility, saying, “The founders have been able to digitize a classic mode of transport, make booking easier and make traveling more comfortable, cheaper and a special experience."
The EY Entrepreneur of the Year award is one of the world's most prestigious awards for startups and individual entrepreneurs. For over 30 years, EY has been giving this accolade to selected entrepreneurs in 60 countries. The 22nd annual EY Germany Entrepreneur of the Year awards were presented on October 19 at the German Historical Museum in Berlin.