what ıs CYE
The JCI Creative Young Entrepreneur Program is a competition with the main objective to motivate and inspire JCI’s enterprising young leaders.
Young startup members will be able to pitchtheir businesses to delegated experts in online and onsite events. The CYE Program, through sponsors and partners, will reward the winners of the competition for their efforts and also play an important role in inspiring and promoting participants to create innovative new businesses.
What Can You Gain
From CYE Program?
Education and networking
Opportunity to meet with investors and advisors
Opportunity to be accepted in national accelerator programs and startup incubators
Opportunity to attend JCI Turkey Summit at Historical Gas Factory in Izmir as free of charge
Opportunity to attend in international CYE competitions- Europe region in Bukres, World finals in Zurich
Support in growth abroad
Develop global entrepreneur mindset
CYE Program Rules
Project bearers must be between the ages of 18 and 40. Age qualification will be determined by calendar year.
Applications should showcase an innovative product/service, be engaging to their market and have a clear vision for a development strategy.
The project bearer must not be a current JCI Board of Directors member. In addition, paid staff members will not be considered for the program.
The application form must be received by the deadline set by organization. No late applications will be accepted.
All application forms will only be accepted in English and also English will be the pitching language of the online and onsite competitions. Applications must be submitted using only the online application form provided by organization, after confirmation of the payment.
Only one submission of a business venture is permitted per person.
Project bearers must be willing to promote the ideals of JCI and act as a brand ambassador at least for the year after winning the award.
Four semi-finalists of online pitching competition will attend to onsite finals hold in JCI Turkey CYE Summit at Historical Gas Factory as free of charge.
Winner of onsite final will attend to regional CYE competition in JCI European Conference, Bucharest and if he also wins that competition, he will receive 5000 USD prize and he will be eligible to participate in the global CYE competition that will be organised in Zurih within 2022.
CYE PROGRAM SCHEDULE
1 JAN - 25 APR 2023
Application Start - Deadline
6 MAY 2023
CYE Online Summit and Finals
29 APRIL 2023
Announcement of CYE Online Finalists
24 - 27 MAY 2023
14 - 18 NOV 2023
Regional Finals in Romania at JCI European Conference
World Finals in Switzerland at JCI World Conference
CYE SUMMIT 2023
Due to the earthquake disaster we experienced, the final of the CYE competition will be held online.
6 MAY 2023
CYE TURKEY ' 22
CYE Jury Panel
2022 JCI Türkiye President,
Electrolux Marketing Director
NED N. Pamuk
Earn Rocket Investment Holding