Last night was held at the Chamber of Commerce the 2019 edition of the CYEL, meaning Creative Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
This annual event organized since 2007 by JCI, Junior Chamber International, saw three young entrepreneurs under 40 compete for the award: Pierre Beck, founder of Fox Beer, Yannick Bontinckx, Co-founder and CEO of Ziggu and Patrick Malget, Co-founder of Taxx.lu.
And it was Yannick Bontinckx who took the prestigious award home. Ziggu is a proptech company that offers real estate professionals digital tools to manage the complexity of construction and above all to better inform and engage homebuyers during construction. The startup went through Luxinnovation’s Fit4Start and Queensland’s HotDesQ accelerator programmes successfully and was afterwards accepted at Technoport.
“We’ve been following the CYEL award ever since we started in Luxembourg. Next to that, we also align with the values JCI holds high: promoting entrepreneurship, self-improvement and societal impact. It’s already the 13th time the CYEL award was organised so it means a lot for us to be following in the footsteps of many great entrepreneurs that came before us,” told Ziggu’s CEO.
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“I am very grateful and happy to be named winner of the CYEL 2019 award. The other finalists, Taxx.lu and Fox Drinks have great products or services as well so it was a pretty hard job and a close call for the jury to make I presume. We were joking about it last night but the finalists seemed to sum up Luxembourg pretty well: Beer, taxes and real estate ;)”
— Isabelle Conotte (@isaenlive) 6 juin 2019
“The CYEL award means a lot to me, it’s a great recognition for the hard work every single team member of Ziggu has put in over the years. Every day it amazes me how many opportunities Luxembourg has in store for us. Again, I can’t stress enough how thankful we are for the continued support, we couldn’t have wished for any better environment to start up Ziggu,” concluded Yannick Bontinckx.