During the „deGUT Deutsche Gründer- und Unternehmer Tage 2007“ (German Founders and Entrepreneurs Days 2007), SkySails was awarded the KfW enterprise award „GründerChampions“ for the federal state of Hamburg. As one of 16 federal winners, SkySails stood up to more than 260 young German enterprises from all industry sectors.

The KfW enterprise award honours entrepreneurs who have successfully implemented their business ideas in the past few years and thus proven initiative, commitment and entrepreneurial talent. Furthermore this prize aims at encouraging yet undecided people with clever ideas to set up their own businesses. The KfW-Mittelstandsbank (KfW SME bank) and Audi are among the partners and main sponsors of this award.