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HHL and EY announce EY Public Value Award 2017 and Public Value 4 Start-up Lab@HHL

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and Ernst & Young (EY) announce the second round of EY Public Value Award (EYPVA). After a successful kick-off year 2016 for the new award focusing on start-ups contributing to the common good in a special way, with more than 150 registered start-ups and a successful award ceremony, the EYPVA is ready for registrations from interested start-ups from now on. Entrepreneurs can register online via The application phase will begin at the end of April, ending at the end of July 2017.

"Fintec, medical technology or educational start-up: we consistently question all business models on their contribution to the common good. In this way, we bring young companies into the limelight of society and show where and how they make the world (a little) better. What could be more motivating?", Prof. Dr. Timo Meynhardt, holder of the Dr. Arend Oetker Chair for Business Psychology and Leadership at HHL, states.

Markus T. Schweizer, Managing Partner of EY, adds: „The great interest in last year's EY Public Value Award showed that young entrepreneurs proof a special affinity to produce not only purely economic but social value. This is why we wanted to organize the award together with HHL again this year."

As a review to the last EY Public Value Award, a short film has been published to show not only some impressions of the award ceremony, but also statements from both judges and winners of the award. You can watch the movie here:

What does Public Value mean for Start-ups?
1st Public Value 4 Start-ups Lab@HHL

For giving young entrepreneurs the opportunity to reflect on their own business model and their communication strategy, HHL and EY are inviting start-up founders to join the first Public Value 4 Start-ups Lab@HHL, on April 27, 2017, 1 pm - 6 pm. The seminar gives insights into public value research. Coaches with both scientific and economic backgrounds join the start-ups in rethinking their own ideas keeping their contribution to the common good in mind. Also, the seminar gives tips to start-ups who are interested in applying for the EY Public Value Award. The 1st Public Value 4 Start-ups Lab@HHL is held in German and is limited to 20 people. The participation is free, an online-registration via is necessary.

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management as a hotbed for entrepreneurs

With over 165 start-ups established by HHL alumni over the past 18 years, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management has developed into an incubator for company creation. The founders' entrepreneurial commitment has created more than 2,800 jobs already. In 2013, 2014, and 2017 HHL reached one of three first places as the best entrepreneurial universities in Germany in the Start-Up Radar ranking published by Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Founders' Association of German Science) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BWMi). According to the Financial Times, HHL ranks first in Germany and fifth globally for its entrepreneurship focus within the M.Sc. and EMBA programs.

About Ernst & Young GmbH (EY)

The global EY organization is a leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. We leverage our experience, knowledge and services to help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We are ideally equipped for this task – with well trained employees, strong teams, excellent services and outstanding client relations. Our global purpose is to drive progress and make a difference by building a better working world – for our people, for our clients and for our communities. The global EY organization refers to all member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited (EYG). Each EYG member firm is a separate legal entity and has no liability for another such entity’s acts or omissions. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients.

In Germany, EY has 21 locations. In this portrait, “EY” and “we” refer to all German member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited.

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