Bill Gates’ Video Message for Mark Zuckerberg
Bill Gates congratulated Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg on launching the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: "Mark and Priscilla are leading the way for a new generation of philanthropists. This generation is applying its entrepreneurial spirit, talents and energy to achieving goals once thought impossible: inventing new medicines, reducing poverty and hunger, and making sure every child has an education."
Instead of a typical award trophy, a joint editorial team by B.Z., Berlin’s largest newspaper, and Business Insider Germany produced a special newspaper about the Award, which was given to Zuckerberg as a gift. Besides numerous pictures from the event, the publication – which carried the look of Business Insider – also featured a profile of Mark Zuckerberg, written by Henry Blodget, editor-in-chief of Business Insider. The newspaper was distributed among the guests of the event during the evening.
Photos of the Evening
The 200 guests who joined the award ceremony experienced unique perspectives on the life and work of the awardee, who attended the event in person, together with his wife Priscilla.
“We are presenting the award to Mark Zuckerberg because with Facebook, he has created the most significant communication medium in a generation. Facebook has transformed and enriched our culture, while also posing new challenges. Anyone, at any time, can talk about whatever they want to a wide audience. But how is this power to be used responsibly? Mark Zuckerberg is intensively engaging with this issue. Facebook has become an important distribution channel for the media industry. And the company is developing new options for treating creatives and their publishers fairly. The aim of our award is to encourage Mark to continue down this road, regardless of any opposition he might face.”
“There could be no better choice” – BioNTech founders Özlem Türeci und Uğur Şahin honored with Axel Springer Award
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Laudatory speech by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz / Broadcast live at https://go2.as/award As physicians, scientists and entrepreneurs, what they have achieved is groundbreaking. Özlem Türeci and Uğur Şahin dedicate their lives and work to helping people. On March 18, 2021, they will be honored with the Axel Springer Award for their entrepreneurial spirit, innovativeness and […]
Research for life and for freedom: the 2021 Axel Springer Award goes to BioNTech founders Özlem Türeci and Uğur Şahin
Özlem Türeci and Uğur Şahin are being honored for their groundbreaking research and medical entrepreneurship / Award ceremony to take place in the spring of 2021 Their successes in cancer research can help save lives. Not only that, but the BioNTech founders Özlem Türeci and Uğur Şahin are bringing hope to the world with their […]