Apply now for the Youth Entrepreneurship Award

Are you a young entrepreneur who participated in a JA programme back in school? Is your start-up showing results and you would like to share your success story? Are you in need of experienced mentoring from the business community and could you use some additional funding to grow your operations? Or do you know any young entrepreneur that participated in a Junior Achievement programme that you would like to nominate?

Then apply for the AmCham EU Youth Entrepreneurship Award 2019, win a cash prize of 10,000 euros and receive mentoring from members of AmCham EU’s Executive Council.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must have participated in a Junior Achievement entrepreneurship programme in Europe

  • Applicants should be founder or co-founders of the business

  • Applicants must present an innovative and practical business model with strong growth potential

  • Applicants must have set up their own enterprise, and run it successfully for at least one year

  • The young entrepreneurs should have the motivation and interest to continue running the company

  • Applicants must be over the age of 18 and under the age of 35 years old on December 30th 2019

  • A max. 1 min video pitch and a max. 10 pages pitch deck or business plan must be submitted prior to the deadline given, and include all the needed information

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Demonstrate sufficient commercial potential to justify the development efforts and the risks to be taken

  • Demonstrate innovative approach

  • Demonstrate sustainability/growth of the business beyond the start-up period

  • Consideration and application of the principles of circular economy, sustainability and corporate social responsibility are an added value to your project

The winner will be announced at the annual AmCham EU Gala in Brussels in Fall 2019