The Young Founder of the Year award acknowledges young global founders with the capacity to lead, inspire, and run successful companies. Nominees, under the age of 30, must have founded a private or public limited company, own at least 40% of the shares, achieve a minimum of 50,000 euro in revenue, and have a potential for success.

Assessed by the Founders Alliance Index and evaluated by experienced founders, the winners, one female and one male founder, will be awarded The Growth Rings in gold. The other outstanding finalists will be honoured as silver winners of the Young Founder of the Year.

The Finalists

Peetu Nuottajärvi, Co-Founder of Buutti, Maiwand Rasouli, founder of Rasouli Group, Johannes Salmisaari and Henrik Helenius, founders of Droppe, Ida Johansson, founder of Hyred, Darcy Laceby, Co-Founder of Absolute Collagen, Celina Lorén Saffar, founder of STUCKIES. 

Founders Jury

The finalists have met with, and the winners are selected by the Founders Jury, consisting of Madelene Törnblom, Hugo Tilmouth, Aticka Chona, Lari Tuominen, Åsa Falkman, and on stage to present the winners - the chair of the jury Martina Klingvall.

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