The Bucharest Stock Exchange stated that 15 finalists of the Made in Romania programme were announced and awarded during a Gala on Thursday and for the first time since the launch of the program, a special award was given for supporting Romanian entrepreneurship, according to a press release.
‘For the fourth time already, we are celebrating Romanian entrepreneurship, innovation, and dedication. This is the essence of the Made in Romania programme developed by the Bucharest Stock Exchange. The fourth edition of the programme brought to the fore both mature businesses and innovative companies, with remarkable growth potential. I invite you to become aware of their success stories and monitor their progress,’ stated Radu Hanga, President of the Bucharest Stock Exchange.
The programme designated the 15 finalist companies as the future drivers of growth in the local and regional economy. Of the 15 companies, four of the finalists belonged to the IT&C sector, while the rest are involved in trade, construction, health, agriculture, financial services and the processing industries.
“The results of Made in Romania in terms of financing – six companies listed on the stock exchange and bonds worth a total 77.7 million euro – are driving us to continue and develop this programme dedicated to linking the business environment to the capital market,’ said Adrian Tanase, Bucharest Stock Exchange CEO.
The 15 finalist companies of 2021 were established both by public vote and by a jury consisting of 12 experts in different fields of the economy. The company going straight to the final by public vote was Dacia Plant, receiving 1,111 votes out of a total of 9,012 valid votes.
The public vote session ran from 4th to 31st August. The other 14 companies were selected in the jury meeting of 1st September, out of a total of 50 semi-finalists. The special prize of this year’s edition of Made in Romania was awarded to Radio Guerrilla, “The entrepreneurs’ radio station”, for the involvement and support of Romanian entrepreneurs.