Gen-e 2023

JA Europe Start Up of the Year


This Award recognizes the most viable and sustainable business with an emphasis on the value (financial, social or cultural) already created in the real market, and its potential to scale further.


Main Jury:

Feyza Narlı

General Manager, ManpowerGroup

Christian Bölling

Director, EIT Manufacturing

Francesca Stevens

Secretary General, EuroPen

Mario Roccaro

Programme Manager Education, EIT Food

Mirela Jianu

Head of Market Intelligence, Ecosystems and Partnerships, ENI

Laetitia Decroix- Guilloux

Managing Director, Janssen TURGAN (Turkey, Ukraine, Georgia and Azerbaijan), J&J

Haymon Sinapius

Investment Manager, Bernhard Schulte Innoport

Laila Mamou

Deputy CEO, Sofinco, Crédit Agricole Payment Services

Last Year's Winner


ZandZwiffer wins the title of Start Up of the Year at Gen-E 2022: ZandZwiffer is THE solution for all road workers, gardeners, earth moving companies and do-it-yourselfers. When paving, people usually work in an unnatural bent-over posture causing up to 60% of them not to reach their retirement age. With the ZandZwiffer, the continuous kneeling, bending down is solved.