The Future 5 is a selection of the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Five talented and ambitious youngsters driven to become a next-gen top entrepreneur. Discover The Future 5 below.
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Take the spotlight
As part of The Future 5, you will get the opportunity to share your inspiring entrepreneurial story and pitch your startup on the stage of Future Entrepreneurship 2024.
Your story will take center stage in a dedicated social media campaign, and we’ll actively pursue opportunities to feature you in prominent news articles. Elevate your entrepreneurial presence – seize this chance to shine!
Expand your network
Getting the word out and making people aware is super important for every young entrepreneur.
We’ll actively spread the word about you and your startup, helping you build your network and grow your team of advisors. Whether your goal is to gain more customers or achieve anything else that matters to you, we’ve got your back!
We are strong believers in the selection of The Future 5. That’s why we will bring you in contact with mentors, experienced entrepreneurs and our partners who can help you advance to the next stage of your entrepreneurial story.
Do you need extra help in a specific field? We will help you find the right people to assist you in overcoming this hurdle.
Pitch Preparation Day
#TF5 Pitch Night at Supernova
FUTURE ENTREPRENEURSHIP 2024
APPLY NOW ↓
Step into the spotlight of innovation! The Future 5 is thrilled to announce that applications are officially open! Are you the spark of the next startup sensation? Seize this opportunity by filling out the form below. Got burning questions? We’re here for you—reach out and let’s shape the future together!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ↓
To be considered for The Future 5, your venture needs to meet specific criteria:
Innovative Solution: We’re looking for ventures that are actively working on innovative solutions to address current challenges in your field.
Operational Product/Service: Your company must be operational, possessing a company number, and either a working prototype or a functioning product or service.
Customer Base: While having a customer base is not mandatory, it’s a plus if you’ve already started building one.
Age Under 27: To be eligible, you and your team members should be under the age of 27.
Geographic Location: Your company must be located in Belgium.
he application deadline for The Future 5 is on March 10th, 2024.
Please submit your application exclusively through the form on our website located just above this section. Ensure your application is complete, as changes cannot be made once it’s submitted.
The fate of The Future 5 rests in the hands of a discerning jury comprising entrepreneurs, esteemed partners, and external experts. This diverse panel brings a wealth of experience and insight to the selection process. Their collective expertise ensures that only the most promising and innovative ventures will emerge as the final Future 5.
Following the application deadline on March 10th, an initial screening will take place to identify standout candidates.
Successful entrepreneurs from this screening will receive invitations to an exclusive pitch preparation session. Here, you’ll fine-tune your project presentation. On march 21st, you’ll have the opportunity to pitch your project directly to the esteemed The Future 5 jury, who will ultimately make the pivotal decision in selecting the final participants.
2023 SELECTION ↓
Meet the 2023 selection
Elly Van der Heyden
With sustainability and convenience in mind, Elly came up with the idea of Yui Skin, a powder-based face cleanser that can easily be mixed with water.
Meet Thomas, the Co-founder of Mindthriven, a company that is transforming the mental health industry with their innovative platform, Mindy.
Meet Manush, the co-founder of BRAUZZ. BRAUZZ. is committed to providing customers with eco-friendly and easy-to-use cleaning products.
Sophia is the founder of 3-DEE, a company that creates customized virtual tours to enhance the customer experience and accelerate the sales process.
Meet Emiel, the Co-founder and CEO of Genvision, a cutting-edge company that is revolutionizing the way we measure and visualize carbon capture.
CONTACT US ↓
Glenn Van Craeynest
Project Manager for The Future 5