DEADLINE : January 31st 2020 / Awards Ceremony : February 20st 2020
As the first and only truly national award of its kind, SESSY celebrates students who are building and leading successful entrepreneurial projects.
Organized by UStart Belgium, in partnership with BNP Paribas Fortis, SBB, Xerius and Pitchdrive.
Drivent by a desire to find personal fulfillment along with a paycheck, and by a sour economy that makes traditional employment seem just as risky as starting a business, members of the so-called millennial generation are increasingly forgoing traditional career paths and are hatching business plans based on social responsibility and their own passions, interests and ideals.
The SESSY national ceremony aims to enhance the awareness of the Belgian student entrepreneurs on a national and international level, while giving them the chance to share their ideas and vision of the world of tomorrow.
Furthermore, our event is also an unmissable networking opportunity to enjoy a walking dinner with the Belgian student entrepreneurship clubs and to meet renowned entrepreneurs as well as potential investors, advisors and personalities from the world of politics, economics and industry.
The Student Entrepeneur Of The Year Award (SEY) will be awarded to the student with the most admirable trajectory in making a notable impact in the entrepreneurial world, all the while working on getting their degree. This way, we can acknowledge and congratulate them on their amazing mindset and ambition, and tell their story to a truly national audience.
The Student Startup of the Year Award (SSY), is a prize awarded to the most promising, innovative and/or successful Student Startup, to provide a platform to unveil their vision to a large and influential entrepeneurial adience, and to give it a lasting structural boost in realizing their mission. To this end the winner of the SSY Award will be awarded with a €5.000 cash price provided by BNP Parisbas Fortis! And moreover, there will be a scala of other services made available for the Finalists and winners.
To be able to apply for the 2020 SSY Award, or be nominated for the SEY Award :
The online registration for the SSY Award is open now : Apply here
More information about the competition : click here