O2 Business launches Business Founder competition

MUNICH. Telefónica O2 Germany supports young entrepreneurs. The O2 Business Founder competition gives business founders, who launched their companies in 2009 or 2010, the chance to win up to 10,000 Euros in cash as well as assistance from experts. They can also register for the "all networks" flatrate, O2 on Business, for just 29 Euros, and can order a free surf stick if they choose the O2 on Business upgrade.
The Business Founder competition begins today and will run until 21 November 2010. All the participants have to do is register via the website www.o2business.de/gruenderwettbewerb and provide a brief overview of their business idea. The website and the competition are aimed at all business founders who launched their companies in 2009 or 2010, and who can provide a copy of their trade license, their entry in the register of companies or confirmation of their freelance activities. The winner of the competition will receive 7,000 Euros in prize money and the runner up will receive 3,000 Euros. The third place holder will take home a Notebook Acer Aspire and a Smartphone BlackBerry Storm2. "Every person who starts a company can benefit from some assistance", says Prof. h.c. Dr. Uwe Kirst, an expert in the area of business start-ups. "Business Founder competition from O2 provides participants with the chance of winning attractive cash and non-cash prizes as well as advice regarding business issues. And of course an appropriate tariff for young entrepreneurs is also on offer." The well-known expert and author of the standard work "Selbständig mit Erfolg" (successfully self-employed) will answer the questions posed by the participants during the three-month competition, and his most important answers will also be published on the website. "People starting their own companies need strong partners, who will accompany them on their path towards success", say Johannes Pruchnow, Director of Business & Wholesale Services at O2. "We offer appropriate tariffs and reward the most original business ideas." With O2 on Business, business customers can make unlimited calls to all German networks and surf the Internet with their mobile phones for just 29 Euros (net) per month. The tariff can be booked via the website of the Business Founder competition, even if the person does not want to participate in the completion. The O2 on Business upgrade tariff is available for an additional 5 Euros (net). This allows all of the benefits to be used with a laptop and provides users with a second SIM card for their surf stick. Young entrepreneurs also receive a free surf stick if they book the O2 on Business upgrade. The only requirement is that the company was founded in 2009 or 2010.
Telefónica O2 Germany GmbH & Co. OHG belongs to Telefónica Europe and is part of the Spanish telecommunication group Telefónica S.A. The Company offers its German private and business customers postpaid and prepaid mobile telecom products as well as innovative mobile data services based on the GPRS and UMTS technologies. In addition, the integrated communications provider also offers DSL fixed network telephony and high-speed internet. Telefónica Europe has about 55 million mobile and fixed network customers in Great Britain, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.