With a population of over six million residents, Hesse is Germany's fifth largest state and home to the international banking metropolis Frankfurt. On 28 October 2014 at the Hessian Entrepreneur Day, it was announced that the AuPairWorld would receive the first prize in the category “World Market Leader” in the 2014 “Hessen-Champion” Innovation and Growth Competition. The prize was given to company founder and CEO Uwe Regenbogen before an audience of more than 1,000 guests by Hessian Minister President Volker Bouffier together with Hessian Economics Minister Tarek Al-Wazir and Wolf Matthias Mang, president of the Hessian Federation of Enterprise Associations.
Volker Bouffier: "The company from North Hesse has truly revolutionised its industry"
After many weeks of suspenseful waiting, AuPairWorld could finally celebrate as it received a coveted first-place award in the 2014 “Hessen-Champion” competition. Volker Bouffier conferred the first-prize honours in the category “World Market Leader” to AuPairWorld's managing directors with the following words: “The company from North Hesse has truly revolutionised its industry and provided it with a real leap forward in efficiency and transparency.”
The Kassel-based company has a worldwide market share of 65 percent and offers dramatic proof that pioneering entrepreneurial spirit in the Internet is not only to be found in Silicone Valley. The award offers dramatic confirmation of the international success the company has enjoyed in recent years. CEO Uwe Regenbogen accepted the award with enthusiasm: “This is terrific! For us, and by that I mean our great staff and our customers around the world, this is recognition of our successful work over the last several years. We are very pleased and very proud to have the title Hessen-Champion 2014.”
AuPairWorld, the world's leading au pair agency in the Internet
In September AuPairWorld celebrated its 15th anniversary. Since its founding in 1999, more than two million persons have registered with AuPairWorld. 2013 was the company's best year ever, with 375,000 host families and au pairs registering from over 193 countries. 86 percent of the registered host families and 78 percent of the registered au pairs came from Europe. The online au pair agency is distinguished by its high quality and safety standards and its continuous double-digit growth over the last several years. AuPairWorld is moving from one success to the next and bringing the au pair concept from Kassel, Germany, to countries and communities around the world.
The Hessen-Champion 2014 Award
For the 14th time, a jury made up of leading representatives from business, politics and the media brought together by the Hessian State Ministry for Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development and the Hessian Federation of Enterprise Associations has awarded prizes to the top Hessian companies in three categories: leading companies in creating jobs, in developing new innovations, or in being the world market leader in a given industry.
AuPairWorld is the world's leading au pair agency on the Internet. It gives users the possibility to find a host family or an au pair directly and independently. Since its founding in 1999, more than 2 million persons have registered at the site. AuPairWorld is operated by a.n.d. Internet Services GmbH & Co. KG and has its headquarters in Kassel, Germany. The company employs 22 full-time employees.