The founder of jamendo and Jamendo PRO received the Creative Young Entrepeneur Luxembourg Award 2009.
Sylvain Zimmer received from the hands of Mr. Tom Theves, from the Ministry of Economy of Luxembourg, the Creative Young Entrepeneur Luxembourg (CYEL) award 2009. This award, granted by the Luxembourg branch of Junior Chamber International (JCI), distinguishes the country's most creative entrepreneurs. It is given by a jury of entrepreneurs and innovation professionals from Luxembourg.
Sylvain was chosen among twelve candidates by JCI for this award. He received a prize in addition to the acknowledgment of his creative entrepreneurship. He launched Jamendo.com at the ripe age of 20 and then, a few years later, launched Jamendo PRO, designed for professionals looking for background music for public places or for audiovisual sychronization licenses for films, documentaries, ads, etc. Today, Jamendo PRO is experiencing a rapid growth of its income.
"I am thrilled by this recognition. Not only on a personal level, but for all the work accomplished by our team in the last year", he says. The Young Entrepreneur 2009 will now be able to defend his innovative business model before an international jury and audience in November, at the JCI worldwide competition.