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The countdown can begin: applications for Young Business Award almost underway!

The Hague, May 25, 2023

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The moment we have been looking forward to, is almost there! Next week young entrepreneurs can register to compete with other contestants for the renowned Young Business Award and an investment pot of no less than €1,000,000! The competition for the title ‘Best Young Business of the Netherlands’ will take place in September 2023.


Young Venture Group is putting on the award show this year together with the Young Business Award foundation. Entrepreneurship, ambition and innovative ideas, is what Young Venture Group stands for. Therefore, this initiative also fits perfectly with our DNA and we are excited to share our knowledge and experience with entrepreneurs through the Young Business Awards.


After the pre-selection, the selected participants will compete with their start-up/scale-up in the TV-rounds. During the preliminary rounds, three companies compete against each other weekly for a spot in the finals.

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During the search for “the next unicorn,” each entrepreneur pitches his or her company in 1 minute to the jury. The jury is formed by four experienced entrepreneurs, including the founder of Young Venture Group, Wim de Jong. The jury will decide, after having subjected the participants to critical questions, who will or will not advance to the finals of the Young Business Award.


From September ’23, the shows will be aired on RTL Z and Videoland every Sunday evening. In the finals, the jury will present the Young Business Award to one of the four winners from the preliminary rounds.



For more information and the application form  (keep in mind: from June 1st – August 25th) take a look at the website of   Young Business Awards 


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