AIJEC Joves Empresaris has opened this Friday the period to present candidacies for the XXIX Young Entrepreneur Award. The entity seeks the young businessman or businesswoman who best represents the new visions and values of the business world, taking into account aspects such as the consolidation of the initial idea in the form of a business, economic viability, entrepreneurial spirit, personal trajectory, innovation, international vision and future challenges. The period to participate will be extended until June 5.
The Young Entrepreneur Award reaches its 29th edition and has become one of the most important recognitions of entrepreneurship held in Catalonia. The awards recognize the work, effort and perseverance of young Catalan entrepreneurs capable of generating jobs and promoting business projects. In addition to the Young Entrepreneur Award, AIJEC Joves Empresaris also awards the Best Business Initiative Award, which recognizes the most innovative business idea with future prospects.
The president of AIJEC Joves Empresaris, Ruben Sans Solsona, explains that these awards are intended to reward the fact that there are eager young people who want to promote change through their ideas and their companies. For Sans Solsona, “if anyone still doubts it, companies change the world for the better.”
The vice-president of AIJEC Joves Empresaris and responsible for the Young Entrepreneur Award, Estefania González Campins, hopes that more than one hundred candidacies will once again be submitted. “Every year when the Young Entrepreneur Award ends, we think that in the next edition it will be impossible to repeat the level of the finalists and every year, luckily, we are wrong” says González Campins, who believes that the level of the country’s business community is something to be proud of.
Who can apply for the Young Entrepreneur Award?
The novelty of this edition is that the age for being eligible for the awards has been extended and all those entrepreneurs of Spanish nationality or foreigners residing in Catalonia, who are between 18 and 45 years old and carry out their business activity in Catalonia, can apply for the award. the territory.
Among all the applicants, AIJEC Joves Empresaris will choose three finalists and the winner will be chosen by a jury made up of representatives of the main public and private institutions in the country that work in favor of the company, as well as various media.
The benchmark awards for entrepreneurship in Catalonia
In addition to the Young Entrepreneur Award and the Award for the Best Business Initiative, AIJEC Joves Empresaris will award three more recognitions: the Recognition for the Best Business Career, which is given to an entrepreneur with experience and a consolidated business project; the Recognition of Business Linguistic Quality, for a positive promotion of the use of the Catalan language in the company as a tool for qualitative improvement and the Recognition of the Social Entrepreneur.
The winners of the Young Entrepreneur Award
Enric Asunción, from Wallbox, was the winner of the XXVIII Young Entrepreneur Award, held last December. An edition in which the Best Business Initiative Award went to The Blue Box by Judit Giró, a biomedical device developed with artificial intelligence to detect breast cancer at home.
Among the winners of recent years are names such as Marc Coloma, from Hiedra, Elisenda Bou-Balust, from Vilynx; Gerard Subirats, from the Subirats Bureau group; José Elias, from Audax Energia; Ignasi Vilajosana, from Worldsensing; Jordi Priu, from MMM; Horacio Martos, from Social Point; Josep Ametller, from Casa Ametller; Jordi Mas, from Mas Gourmets; Tomas Diago, from Softonic; Xavier Berneda, from Munich, or David Pellicer, from Etnia Barcelona.