AmCham EU Youth Entrepreneurship Award

Each year, thousands of JA alumni enter Europe’s economy as young entrepreneurs. Since 2013 the AmCham EU Youth Entrepreneurship Award leverages JA’s network to identify young people who have participated in a JA programme, made it past the initial start-up phase and have a business concept with strong growth potential.

For the third year in a row, the AmCham EU Youth Entrepreneurship Award is dedicated to female entrepreneurship.

Start-ups with at least one of the co-founders being a JA alumna can apply for the award. Nominees, finalists and the winner are selected by a jury from AmCham EU.

The three finalists of the AmCham EU Youth Entrepreneurship Award 2022 are:

Auguste Kaknevičiūtė

Founder & CEO of ONE 100

Alumna of JA Lithuania

Gry Larsen

CEO & Owner of Pakkeriet Hadsund

Alumna of JA Denmark – Fonden for Entreprenørskab


Ida Norström

Founder & CEO of Energy Effective Solutions

Alumna of JA Sweden - Ung Företagsamhet

The young entrepreneurs are competing for the following prizes:

  • First place: 10,000 EUR and a 6-month mentorship programme with European CEOs of AmCham EU members
  • Second place: 5,000 EUR
  • Third place: 2,500 EUR

Special prizes are also made available for the JA organisations nominating the winners (JA chapter or JA Alumni):

  • First place: 2,500 EUR
  • Second place: 1,500 EUR
  • Third place: 500 EUR

The winner of the Award is announced at the AmCham EU Gala, taking place this year on Wednesday 15 June 2022 in Brussels.

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