We are Born Global Champion 2016!

It’s official! sofasession is Born Global Champion 2016! Thanks to the Austrian Chamber of Commerce for awarding us the price!

Every year, the Austrian Chamber of Commerce awards innovative companies this price. You are eligible if your business is innovative, international and not older than 5 years.

Born Global Champion 2016

It seems that they thought that this is true for sofasession. Thank you so much!
Born Global Champion sofasession
from left to right: Austrian Chamber of Commerce President Dr. Christoph Leitl, sofasession founder Marian, sofasession founder Helmut, Austrian state secretary Dr. Harald Mahrer

The price has been handed over by Austrian Chamber of Commerce president Dr. Christoph Leitl and Austria state secretary Dr. Harald Mahrer (who is also known as “Mr. Startup” here in Austria).

Born Global Champion Award
The prestigious document for the award.

Born Global Champion Tombstone
A nice tombstone – it has it honorary place in our office!

There is also a special edition of FRESH VIEW covering the awards available for free download.

The Award Ceremony

The ceremony of the “Born Global Champion 2016″ award took place in Vienna on 21st of June 2016. It was the same day that the Austrian export day took place.

It is helpful to know that Austria is a very small country (we have roughly 8 million inhabitants) and therefore export is very important for the Austrian economy. The chamber of commerce puts a lot of effort in promoting Austrian companies abroad and has several events each year (like this one) to promote export and encourage Austrian companies to go global.

After the ceremony, as always there was time for snacks and some drinks and the winners mingled with the crowd that attended the event.

A special thank goes out to the wonderful people that are creating sofasession! Every day it is a pleasure to be working with you guys!

Thanks a lot again to the Austrian Chamber of Commerce and we also congratulate all other winners of this award. All the best to everyone and hope to see you next year again!

What exactly are we awarded for?

In case it’s your first time stumbling upon sofasession: We create a platform and community for musicians to connect, record and jam together – for free and despite time and location differences. It’s fun to be creative together, to have fresh input and ideas from musician colleagues all over the world and has also some practical reasons. Here are 5 more reasons to make music online. We hope you like our service and will spend some inspired hours playing music together online.