We’ve won the semi-finals and are on our way to the finals on December 2nd!
It has been a day filled with workshops and advice ranging from pitch training and market positioning to clothes and style. Lots of enthusiasm and support from the organizers and contestants.
We went in with no expectations and were overwhelmed and thoroughly impressed. Our heartfelt thanks go to the awesome KvK planners and organizers, the coordinators from Shell and the fantastic advisors from different industries that really put their soul and all their gathered wisdom into giving the next generation of innovators a fantastic boost.
From the LiveWIRE website:
On Tuesday October 21st 2014, 13 Dutch entrepreneurs competed at Shell for the finals of the Shell LiveWIRE Award 2014. Four of them managed to reach a spot in the finals on 2 December.
“We look back on a special day where again it becomes clear how successful young entrepreneurs can be,” says Jeroen Bos, Director Regional Services of the Chamber of Commerce and member of the jury during the semifinals. “Entrepreneurship is essential for the competitiveness of the Netherlands. We support entrepreneurs with reliable information, useful tools and meetings throughout the country. On a day like this, we see the enormous growth potential of young innovative companies. ”
Hugo Ekkelkamp and Eldert Besseling from Clonetics BV Alblasserdam on this day: “It was so exciting.” “To be among all these high quality candidates and to have earned a spot in the finals is fantastic,” adds Niels de Greef from ParkFlyRent.
“Because of the practical approach of the various workshops I have learned a lot,” says Jan Jonk Gain Play Studio in Utrecht. Yousef Yousef LG Sound BV Zoetermeer continues: “First we celebrate and then read the jury report – the feedback can be very usefull in our preparation for the finals in December.”
The Shell LiveWIRE Award is presented annually to a young entrepreneur (younger than 35 years) that is able to convince the jury of his innovativeness and entrepreneurship quality. The finalists have a chance to win the jury award of 10,000 euros and the audience award of 2,500. The winner of the jury award and the audience award will be chosen on December 2nd. Starting November 4th the Audience award can be voted on by going to www.livewire.nl.