Since 2013, the AmCham EU Youth Entrepreneurship Award puts youth entrepreneurship in the spotlight by showcasing 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. Five candidates were shortlisted to take part in the online finale on 12 September 2019, in the presence of a high-level jury panel that selected the top 3 to be invited to AmCham EU’s annual gala on 2 October in Brussels, attended by stakeholders and AmCham EU members alike.
At a time when European agriculture is facing unprecedented challenges, from production efficiency to sustainability and resilience, Estonian start-up eAgronom was awarded the prize based on its contribution to biodiversity and environmental sustainability. The winner received a cash prize of €10,000 and was offered several hours of mentorship over a 12-month period from senior executives from AmCham EU’s member companies. The other two finalists included Bioby from Spain and Edumus from Estonia.