Last friday, Comate Founder and CEO Wouter Foulon also brought home the award for the entire Flemish region. Wouter was nominated for the Flemish final after already winning the same award for the province of Flemish-Brabant. Leuven now also houses Flanders' Young Entrepreneur 2017.
About two months after winning the title of Vlaams Brabantse Jonge Ondernemer 2017 (2017 Young Entrepreneur for the province of Flemish Brabant), Comate Founder and CEO again brought home the title of Jonge Ondernemer (Young Entrepreneur) but this time for the entire Flemish region. "Wouter is a full blood entrepreneur who built his business from scratch. He has a clear vision for the future, a lot of social relevance and international appeal", JCI noted after the award ceremony.
The Young Flemish Entrepreneur event is organised yearly by JCI (Junior Chamber International) and aims to put entrepreneurs from the Flemish region younger than 40 years old in the spotlights together with their strong entrepreneurship and 'good practices'. The award focuses on durable entrepreneurship and the JCI values.
All Flemish provinces were represented by the winners of their respective JCI provincial awards. As mentioned before, Wouter Foulon represented Flemish-Brabant. The other competitors were Pieter Lesage (Studio Dott - Antwerp), Koen Lepez (Direct IT - East-Flanders), Maarten Bostyn (Isola - Limburg) and Manu Lagast (Derotex - West-Flanders).