Fintiba wins Hessischer Exportpreis 2019

As we have already announced, last month we have been nominated and awarded with the “Hessischer Exportpreis 2019” for our outstanding international strategy. Here, we would like to share some details about what the “Hessischer Exportprise” exactly is, what are the conditions to be an applicant for the prize and the following PR coverage dedicated to the event.

It is a great honour to receive the “Hessischer Exportpreis” and a big step forward for us as a team. The Hessen Minister of Economic Affairs, Herr Tarek Al-Wazir, has also attended the event. He has personally expressed appreciation to our mission of helping internationals on the way to Germany and credited the importance of the problem-solving solution that we offer.

We, as the Fintiba team, were honoured for our app-based solutions for international students on their way to Germany through a digital process. In addition to students also interns, au pairs and anyone else who needs a blocked account and health insurance can use our app-based solutions everywhere and anytime.

We were nominated together with other amazing Hesse-based exporting companies including CargoSteps and CRS medical. With such strong nominees in the final round, we can be even prouder to be honoured with this prestigious award by the jury. Below you can find the official award winner movie about Fintiba in German and English.


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Only small and medium-sized enterprises of Hessen which have set up their business internationally and are succeeding actively in foreign markets can apply for this award.

The following companies were awarded the “Hessischer Exportpreis 2019”:

  • In the category of “Handicraft “: Derix Glasstudios GmbH & Co. KG
  • In the category of “Industry and Trade”: ESM Energie- und Schwingungstechnik Mitsch GmbH
  • In the category of “Services and Consulting”: Fintiba GmbH

Apart from the award winners, the following companies were nominated for the Hessischer Exportprise 2019: DIATEST Hermann Költgen GmbH from Darmstadt, Markus Balbach forge workshop from Laubuseschbach in the category of “Craft “, CargoSteps GmbH & Co. KG from Frankfurt am Main, CRS medical GmbH from Asslar in the category of “Services and consulting” and Meyer-Haake GmbH Medical Innovations from Ober-Mörlen, Pascoe Pharmaceutical Preparations GmbH from Gießen, Texmer GmbH & Co. KG from Petersberg in the category of “Industry and trade “.

Eberhard Flammer, the President of the Association of Hessen’s Chambers of Industry and Commerce, said that “the success of our companies on the world markets is a decisive basis for growth and employment in Hessen. Especially our medium-sized businesses contribute to this with their diligence, care and creativity.”

“This year again, the “Hessischer Exportpreis” shows an impressive cross-section of the diversity and efficiency of Hessen’s economy. In this arrangement, Hessen’s small and medium-sized enterprises have the very best chances of being successful worldwide in the future as well”. (translated)

The comments on Fintiba from the Press Release June 18, 2019: Fintiba GmbH, winner in the category “Services and Consulting”, is a start-up company founded in 2016 that makes it easier for international students and professionals to overcome the bureaucratic barriers on their way to Germany through a digital process. Fintiba offers customized app-based solutions and a product specifically tailored to the international target group. The product offer includes an online blocked account as proof of financing for visa acquisition and health insurance solutions for proof of sufficient insurance coverage when applying for a visa, for a residence permit or university enrolment. Fintiba has customers in 170 countries and international customers account for over 95% of its sales. (translated)

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