4Jet nominated for Germany's most important founder award

Muenster/Alsdorf, (PresseBox) - 4Jet Sales + Services GmbH is a young engineering company, specialised in innovative laser applications. The "Deutscher Gruenderpreis"(German award for the most successful founders of the year) nominated 4Jet as one of three companies for this year's "climber" award. The company successfully developed in the renewable energies sector, having become one of the leading system providers; All over the world, thin-film photovoltaic module producers use equipment from 4Jet.

With 4Jet's nomination, an eCAPITAL proposition made the Top 3 two year's in a row. eCAPITAL's first ever made suggestion got its portfolio company Gollmann Kommissioniersysteme GmbH to Berlin in 2010. Now the second nomination from eCAPITAL was validated by the jury's decision.

This category honors those companies that are not older than 7 years and already stand out due to their immense growth. Three companies, out of several hundreds propositions, can hope to be awarded by Germany's minister for economy and technology in Berlin on June 28th. All three nominees will get a professional coaching from Porsche Consulting, as well as media training and exclusive access to the alumni-database. Furthermore, each nominee will have two entrepreneurs from the board of trustees by their side, who will support the nominees with know-how and their extensive network.

The "Deutscher Gründerpreis" jury compliments: "The company combines laser technology, optical design, construction and software to innovative system solutions. Moreover it demonstrates a keen sense for growing markets. 4Jet is a pioneer on its market and has the potential to expand enormously. "

Michael Luebbehusen, Managing Partner at eCAPITAL, adds: "We are very happy that once again one of our portfolio companies was nominated. 4Jet exceeded all growth forecasts. This nomination honours a great entrepreneurial achievement."

Jörg Jetter, founder and CEO of 4Jet is excited as well: "We have always believed in creativity and smart people. This nomination is motivation and acknowledgement for our entire team."

About 4Jet Sales + Services GmbH

4JET was established in February 2006 by Jörg Jetter. Today the company supplies laser systems for surface treatment to the tire industry, other automotive suppliers and the photovoltaics industry.

A team of physicists, engineers and technicians, including administration, sales and service, develops turnkey solutions for cleaning, decoating and engraving of surfaces. Their customer base includes 8 of the global Top 10 tire makers as well as technology leaders in the field of photovoltaics

For more information please visit www.4jet.de

About the Deutsche Gründerpreis

The "Deutsche Gründerpreis" is the most important award for outstanding entrepreneurs in Germany. The initiative aims to generate a positive founding climate and, thus, encourage German founders. The prize is awarded annually in the categories "Startup", "climber" and "lifetime achievement". Exceptional achievements may be acknowledged with a special award. The Deutsche Gründerpreis partners stern, Sparkassen, ZDF, and Porsche offer this reward. They have been supporting entrepreneurship and founders since 1997. Furthermore a top-class board of trustees supports the Gründerpreis by helping nominees and winners. Sponsors of the Deutsche Gründerpreis are Bertelsmann AG, Gruner + Jahr AG, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and the Sparkassen insurance companies. Cooperation partner is the Federal Ministry for Economy and Technology.

eCAPITAL entrepreneurial Partners AG

The eCAPITAL entrepreneurial Partners AG is a venture capital company managed by entrepreneurs and located in Muenster, Germany. Since 1999, the company supports business people in promising industries. Investment focus is on innovative, high-growth companies in cleantech, new materials, optical technologies sectors, information technology/communications, and innovative services.

eCAPITAL currently manages five funds totalling 120 million Euros. The funds invest in technology companies, as well as in small- and medium-sized companies throughout Germany.

For more information please visit www.ecapital.de

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