YouthStart European Entrepreneurship Award <br> Sofia 2017
to Nov 25

YouthStart European Entrepreneurship Award
Sofia 2017

YouthStart European Entrepreneurship Award

23rd – 25th of November 2017
Sofia, Bulgaria

Honorary Patron of the YouthStart European Entrepreneurship Award 2017

  Yordanka Fandakova, Major of Sofia

Yordanka Fandakova, Major of Sofia

The Programme

Day 1 (Thursday, 23.11.) – Networking Day and Entrepreneurial Guided Tour

14.00 Arrival at the Hotel
14.15 Meeting-Point in the Lobby
14.30 Guided Tour in Sofia
17.30 Tasting of Traditional Banitsa and Ayrian
18.30 Meeting of the European Country Coordinators

Day 2 (Friday, 24.11.) – Entrepreneurship Summit & European Entrepreneurship Award

07.00 Breakfast at the Hotel
08.15 Meeting-Point in the Lobby
08.30 Transfer to the Location
09.00 Registration and Exhibition-Stand Preparations
10.00 Workshops
11.00 Opening Ceremony
12.00 Common Lunch
13.00 Competition & Exhibition
16.45 Award Ceremony
17.30 Photoshoot and Dismantling of the Stands
18.30 Official End of the Event
19.30 Common Dinner

Day 3 (Saturday, 25.11.) – Visit of the Rila Monastery (optional)

07.00 Breakfast at the Hotel
07.30 Meeting in the Lobby
07.45 Visit of the Rila Monastery with Arranged Transport
16.00 Return to Sofia

Information about the competition

  • The competition takes place in 2 categories – “Idea Challenge” and “Real Market Challenge”. The real market category includes the more matured ideas, that have been worked out in a more sophistic way and have been presented already in some other entrepreneurship fields (e. g. competitions, sort of a fair of student businesses, published article, etc.).
  • You will have approximately 5 – 7 minutes time for your pitch/presentation, followed by a 3 – 5 minutes Q&A session with the jury.
  • The order of pitches/presentations will be set by the host organization.
  • The pitch/presentation has to be in English.
  • If you have a video to show, please present it at your booth and not during the presentation.
  • Your pitch/presentation should be as creative and convincing as possible. You can use any medium you prefer.
  • The room for the competition will be equipped with a projector.
  • Although there might be a computer in the room for the competition, please bring your own laptop.
  • If you use PowerPoint/Prezi/etc. please make sure to bring your presentation also as a PDF document on an USB-Drive.


In order to participate, your national team leader or coordinator will have to download the following form, fill it out with all the necessary data and then send it to the host team.

The City

Sofia (София) is the capital of Bulgaria as well as the biggest city in the country with about 1.7 million citizens. Today, Sofia is a dynamic Eastern European capital, distinguished by its unique combination of European and Communist-style architecture as well as many beautiful orthodox churches. Furthermore, it claims to be one of the few European capitals with beautiful scenery and a developed ski-resort so close to it - the Vitosha mountain.

The Location

The YouthStart European Entrepreneurship Award on Friday will take place at the Inter Expo Center. For the workshops and the competition the rooms "Rodopi", "Rila" and "Pirin" will be used as well as the foyer for the registration and will offer enough space for all the exhibition stands.


The Accommodation

Very close to, and still aside from the bustling city center, Park Hotel Moskva is located in the diplomatic district, next to the most beautiful area of greenery in Sofia – the Borisova Garden. The hotel offers quiet and peaceful place for business meetings and conference events, as well as for a comfortable stay and complete rest in the quietness and the pure fresh air coming from the forested park.


The Host

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YouthStart European Entrepreneurship Award <br> Berlin 2016
to Dec 10

YouthStart European Entrepreneurship Award
Berlin 2016

  • Vertretung des Landes Baden-Württemberg beim Bund (map)
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YouthStart European Entrepreneurship Award

8th – 10th of December 2016
Berlin, Germany

The Programme


Day 1 (Thursday, 8.12.)

Morning: Arrival & Check-in
14.30 – 21.00 Startup-Tour
Evening: common dinner in a local restaurant


Day 2 (Friday, 9.12.)

09.00 – 10.00 Construction of the states
10.00 – 10.45 Opening session
10.45 – 13.00 Workshop & competition
13.00 – 15.00 Lunche break and exhibition
15.00 – 15.45 Keynote
15.45 – 16.15 Closing session and award ceremony
16.15 – 17.00 Dismantling of the states and photo shooting
19.00 – 22.00 Celebration Party


The Location

The Baden-Württemberg State Representation in Berlin forms the hinge pin between state and federal politics: it gives matters relating to Baden-Württemberg a platform in the national political arena and serves as a showcase for our State in the Federal Capital. It is from this building that Commissioner of Land Baden-Württemberg tot the Federation represents the interests of Baden-Württemberg in the capital. This is the location for the competition on Friday

Representative Office of Baden-Württemberg
Tiergartenstraße 15
10785 Berlin


The host

 NFTE Deutschland e.V. Transvaalstraße 6 13351 Berlin

NFTE Deutschland e.V.
Transvaalstraße 6
13351 Berlin

NFTE Germany has its headquarter in the German capital, Berlin, as well as several regional bureaus. Today (2015) we have over 1.200 certified Entrepreneurship Teachers all over the country with 20.000 plus NFTE scholars since we started in 2004. We are made up of more than 620 schools to our NFTE network here.


  Lisa Jarchow  Assistentin des Vorstands und Projektmanagerin

Lisa Jarchow
Assistentin des Vorstands und Projektmanagerin

  Diane Brüggemann  Programmleitung

Diane Brüggemann

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YouthStart European Entrepreneurship Award <br> Budapest 2015
to Nov 7

YouthStart European Entrepreneurship Award
Budapest 2015

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YouthStart European Entrepreneurship Summit & Award

5th – 7th of November 2015



In the following you find details on your hosting organization and location and an overview of the run down.

For any further information please contact Brigitta Serban, the program manager:

Phone +36 70 701 2560

The host

Assiciation for Youth Coordination and Service (IKSZE)

IKSZE was founded in 2004 and has had a wide range of researching, developing and training activities so far. The organisation provides vocational trainings and advisor services mostly for Hungarian education institutions.

Lately IKSZE works on programs dedicated to Entrepreneurship: on of them, called Teaching Entrepreneurial Approach had distinctive attention and is focused on entrepreneurial reform processes in public education.

Ifjúsági Koordinációs és Szolgáltató Egyesület (IKSZE)

2040 Budaörs, Kovacs utca 15, Hungary

The Location



EYCB is happy to welcome and host this years annual international event on education and entrepreneurship.

This Centre Budapest beside the other institute in Strassbourg is the place dedicated to European Issues on Youth, supported and maintained by the European Council. It is a field of international diplomacy – opened up for educators and innovators.

European Youth Centre Budapest

1024 Budapest,
Zivatar utca 1-3.

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