CYEL 2015: Road To The Final!

Since the opening of nominations last February, the team of CYEL 2015 project, from the Jeune Chambre Economique du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, has received very interesting application from the most innovative entrepreneurs of the year of Luxembourg.

Gathered 11 May 2015 at the headquarters of BGL BNP Paribas in Luxembourg City, the judges analyzed the applications filed and chose among the candidates who presented each lot of interest.

The selection was not easy due to the quality of each application and the variety of sectors represented by the candidates for the contest.

The whole team CYEL 2015 is proud to announce the names of the three finalists:

  • Cyrille Gerhardt – Smell Marketing
  • Alexandra Kerckhof – Editions 9 /
  • Alex Panican –

The finalists will be honored at the gala evening to be held June 10, 2015 at the Cultural Center “Scheiss”, 142 Val Sainte Croix, L-1370 Luxembourg, with the presence of Mr. Gérard Lopez, Founder and CEO of Nekton Group, founder of Genii Capital and founder of Mangrove Capital Partners

The awards evening will be by invitation and registration on from 26 May 2015.

The jury, which accepted the challenge to elect the best candidates as defined under the competition CYEL 2015, is composed of experienced and renowned professionals from the Luxembourg economic and business world:

  • Ralf Lentz, BGL BNP Paribas,
  • Patrick Wies, Partner, KPMG Luxembourg,
  • Vincent Hieff, Responsable du Guichet unique “Espace Entreprises”, Chambre de Commerce
  • Jean-Michel Ludwig, Head of Department Start-up Creation & SME, Luxinnovation
  • Charles Louis Machuron, Fondateur, Silicon Luxembourg

The whole team CYEL 2015 thanks the members of the jury, the sponsors and partners, especially BGL BNP Paribas, which, this year, have shown enthusiasm, and for making this contest managed to take such a place in Luxembourg.

JCI (Junior Chamber International) is a worldwide NGO and federation of young leaders and entrepreneurs with about 180.000 active members and more than a million JCI Senators, senior members as well as past members who take part in projects, meetings, trainings as well as other common activities. JCI operates in more than 100 countries and territories around the globe. Members of JCI are young leaders and entrepreneurs who are between 18 and 40 years old and members of a local organization. They meet, learn and develop themselves together in order to create positive change. Our vision: To be the leading global network of young active citizens. Our mission: To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change is the national association affiliated to JCI. It is an A.S.B.L. founded on 1963. And the purpose of association is to contribute to the advancement of the global community by giving young people the opportunity to develop leadership skills, taking social responsibility, entrepreneurship and solidarity necessary to create positive change. Members of the Jeune Chambre Economique imagine and carry out projects to benefit their cities, in all areas: social, economic, cultural, community… Aged 18 to 40, they are responsible active citizens and they are aware of the difficulty of living in peace and justice.


*Sponsors, partners and supports


BGL BNP Paribas (


Le Gouvernement du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg (



Bofferding (


Chambre de Commerce Luxembourg (

Chambre des Métiers (

Fedil (

Technoport (

LuxInnovation (

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Amcham (

Indian Business Chamber Luxembourg (

The British Chamber of Commerce (

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