The new founder prize is awarded every year in August during the Kirkenes Days. The prize is awarded to a newly established company in Sør-Varanger. The purpose is to make visible to the business community and the population how important entrepreneurship and new establishments are for the further development of the business community in the municipality, at the same time as there is a desire to cheer on our local entrepreneurs who dare to invest in their own ideas.

The start-up award is a collaboration between Sør-Varanger Utvikling and Kirkenesdagene.

Previous winners:
2019 - Barents Byggconsult AS 
2020 - Gamnes & Bror AS
2021 - Barents Metall og Sveis AS

Everyone is welcome to suggest candidates. Proposals, preferably with a short justification, are sent in writing marie@svu.as