Five start-ups shortlisted for the AmCham EU Youth Entrepreneurship Award 202008 June 2020
Five JA alumnæ are in the run for AmCham's EU Youth Entrepreneurship Award (YEA) 2020. They have been selected amongst 19 candidates across Europe who have participated in a JA programme, made it past the initial start-up phase and have a business concept with strong growth potential.
TThe five shortlisted start-ups will pitch their companies to a high-level jury panel during an online finale on 11 June.
Meet the jury
SVP & Global Head of Channel strategy and global accounts,
Deputy Chief of Mission,
United States Mission to the EU
See the five projects in the running for this year's award:
Adventures with Amara
Entrepreneur: Kirija KANDIAH
Country: United Kingdom
'Adventures with Amara' is a collection of children's books that explains complex social issues in a simple way with added digital elements. In a fun and engaging manner, the books focus on environmental issues, discrimination and mental well-being.
Adventures with Amara website
Entrepreneur: Sara GREEN BRODERSEN
Canaree is a 'Software as a Service' platform helping early-stage businesses understand and improve their future finances. Its vision is to empower more pre-CFO startups to grow, combining deep knowledge of corporate finance with vast experience in building technology businesses.
Entrepreneur: Cécilia MZAYEK
Most students have difficulties when it comes to their studies, as they find it difficult to stay focused, motivated and manage their time. TimeNinja is a mobile application that tackles those problems by developing a solution that uses time boxing, gamification and artificial intelligence to help students.
Entrepreneur: Stéphanie ROLAND
Today, up to 80% of cancer patients suffer from unaddressed and undiagnosed malnutrition, which further endangers their quality of life, treatment follow-up and chances of remission. Saana aims to improve cancer patients' quality of life through actionable, tangible and personalized diet interventions, 100% science-based and continuously tailored to the patients' needs.
Entrepreneur: Dominika PODOLANOVÁ
WakiVaky is a young Slovak brand with an environmental and social approach that specializes in textile waste up-cycling. By making unique products, it tries to give a new life to excess and otherwise useless textile materials, while trying to establish partnerships with other companies handling this kind of materials to collect more waste.