Sygic CEO awarded Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 in Slovakia

Feb 19 2010

The founder and current CEO of Sygic, Michal Stencl, has been awarded the title of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2009 in Slovakia. Michal will go forward to the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year contest, to be held in June 2010.

„Credit for the success of our company goes in particular to the people who work at Sygic, to their dedication, passion and competence. I am tremendously proud to be able to work alongside the best people in our branch of the industry. My greatest challenge is to create a product for use by people all over the world and to help them meet each other, even in the most unexpected places.“ says Michal Stencl, winner of the prestigious business award Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for 2009® in the Slovak Republic.

Peter Zalesak, Chairman of the Judges and 2008 winner of Entrepreneur of the Year, says about the decision: „The panel of judges reviewed more than 30 entrepreneurial stories. The main criteria included the personality of the entrepreneur, his business story and his strategic orientation, as well as financial results. The winner of Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 is an example of a young entreprenenur with a clear vision and his company Sygic is a fast-growing company with a global field of activity and an innovative product, which has blazed a trail in the world of modern technology“.

Michal Stencl will go forward to represent Slovakia in the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year event, to be held in June 2010.

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. This unique award encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries. More information is available from



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About Sygic <a>

Sygic develops and sells turn-by-turn voice guided GPS navigation for a wide range of mobile devices. Sygic delivers its GPS software worldwide in more than 20 languages, including Chinese, Arabic, Farsi, Malay, Greece, Russian and nearly all European languages, working together with map providers to support maps for all regions. Sygic cooperates strongly with leading PND, phone and PMP manufactures worldwide to bring the latest technology to the market. Sygic supports major OS's: iPhone, Symbian, Android, Windows Mobile, Windows CE, Windows XP/Vista and Linux, and its applications have been approved on more than 200 devices.

Sygic's major competitive advantages are based on navigation experience from professionals: intuitive user interface, fast rendering and route calculation, low demand on processors and memory, automatic screen resolution adaptation, smart recognition and self-setting to keyboard or touch screen operation and especially the multiplatform engine, all this to make the application start quickly and run smoothly on any device.

The company was founded in 2004 with a vision to operate as a strong, technically oriented company in order to bring innovative products for the LBS/ Navigation market.

Sygic and the Sygic logo are registered trademarks of Sygic.