Everyone who submitted their plan on time should have received a confirmation email by now. All submitted entries are now in the hands of our preliminary jury who will be studying each entry carefully.
On July 15th they will announce who the Top 25 nominees are. And on August 17th, the 5 finalists will be announced. They are the ones who will be competing againast each other in Amsterdam op September 10th.
Everyone who submitted their plan on time should have received a confirmation email by now. All submitted entries are now in the hands of our preliminary jury. The preliminary jury consists of Margriet Schreuders, Oscar Kneppers, Aart van Veller, Guido Braam and Alexander van der Have.
They will all be reading every single entry over the next 4 weeks. After meeting up for a full day of jury deliberations, they will select 25 nominees from the entries, the Top 25 of all the plans that came in. These nominees will be announced on July 15th, and published on our website and via our social media channels. From 15 july until early August, the jury will conduct even more research into these 25 nominees, and finally decide who will become the five finalists. This will be announced on August 17th.
The 5 finalists will be expected in Amsterdam from Sunday September 6th - Friday September 11th. In the days leading up to the finale, the finalists will be going through a number of intensive training sessions, organised by our friends from Rockstart. Pitch training, presentation training, finetuning, you name it.
Then, on Thursday September 10th, it's the day of the finale. Usually a pretty nerve wrecking day for the finalists, but also a lot of fun. After the finale is over, it's time to celebrate, and also networking. There will be investors there, jury members, peers and other people who will be able and willing to help the finalists along the way. We're looking forward to it! Curious what it will be like for the finalists? Have a look at this peek behind-the-scenes from last year!