CYEL Awards (Creative Young Entrepreneur Luxembourg) were presented and leaded at the Chamber of Commerce by Pedro Castilho of Verbalius, in front of a well selected audience representing the corporate and start up ecosystem. 

(Photo: Chamber of Commerce. From left to right: Daniel Haag, Managing Director, Head of Corporate of BIL, Dr. Tahereh Pazouki of Magrid, and Aurelien Lalahy, JCI Luxembourg National President)

15th - a special milestone

The Junior Chamber International is very proud of this important milestone, as this competition is one of the oldest in Luxembourg. Being able to perform during the last two years was quite challenging, in line with the difficulties of any entrepreneur to survive in a difficult environment.

As reminded by Carlo Thelen, CEO of Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, in his welcome speech: "To survive this crisis, which unfortunately is not yet finished, companies worldwide have had to prove two skills: resiliency and creativity. And that is why the CYEL Awards are so unique: we are looking for entrepreneurs who were able to seize their chances during these times and to create, grow or develop their business.“

Dr. Tahereh Pazouki of Magrid is the winner of the CYEL 2021 edition. Tahereh has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Psychology. During the course of her doctoral study, she has developed an early math learning solution called Magrid. This learning solution is language-free and thus removes the language barrier in learning math education and provides equal educational opportunities to all learners. After finishing her Ph.D., she founded LetzMath to continue the research and development of educational solutions for individuals with special needs for them to enjoy equal opportunities to learn, experience, and excel.

The second award goes to Quentin de Madre and the young fathers's team of Kidola, Jonathan Kindermans and Simon Lelorran.

This application provides an efficient monitoring of children: activities with pictures, naps, meals without forgetting hygiene. Kidola ensures that what happens at the nursery doesn't stay at the nursery.

Mattia Raffaelli of RoomMate and his “blue team” took the 3rd  place. CEO and Co-Founder, he steers the company’s vision to be the proptech that automates the processes for mid-to long-term rental management, with an app for tenants and a SAAS platform for landlords.

Deux coups de cœur

This year the jury has decided to offer two “coup de cœur”  prizes:

One award based on the sustainability of the product, and one to award the resilience of an entrepreneur during the very difficult period of Covid.

–Award Sustainability goes to Filip Westerlund for his start up OUR CHOICE. For the second consecutive year, a student of the University of Luxembourg is recognised by the jury for his/her values and social impact.  The idea behind OUR CHOICE  is to create a circular business model utilizing sustainable and circular raw materials that are less resource-intensive.

–Resiliant Award goes to Elfy Pins of Supermiro’. Well-known in Luxembourg as entrepreneur and leader, she proved to be resilient and unique during the pandemic, when she had to completely change her business model to survive. This award was created ad hoc for her, to congratulate for her tenacious skill.

A winning partnership with University of Luxembourg

After two years of strong relationship with the University of Luxembourg, for this edition JCI Luxembourg has included Siva Bactavatchalou, Head of Entrepreneurship programme directly inside its committee.

The partnership with the University of Luxembourg allowed several young brilliant students and alumni the possibility to participate.

JCI Luxembourg is grateful to the University of Luxembourg Entrepreneurship Programme and Incubator for their continuous support.

Source: Chamber of Commerce

Publié le 08 décembre 2021