‘Company of the Year Competition’ – Belgium leaves empty-handed
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    ‘Company of the Year Competition’ – Belgium leaves empty-handed

    There were unfortunately no prizes on Thursday night for the young Belgian entrepreneurs attending the 2014-2015 European ‘Company of the Year Competition’ finals. German mini-business “Rauteck” was crowned winner ahead of “Simple +” (Latvia) and “Graffiti” (Israel) tweeted JA Europe, the contest organiser. In May, mini-business Wak White from Notre-Dame des Champs  in Uccle walked away with the top award at the French-speaking contest organised by NPO “Les jeunes entreprises” (Young Businesses), qualifying it for the European final. 15-strong Wak White offers non-chemical teeth whitening using the root of the Salvadora Persica shrub.

    Flanders was represented by Tapalo, a business set up by 5 pupils from Bruges’ St-Leon college. The company manufactures small bright-coloured lids for glasses to stop someone secretly spiking your drink on a night out.

    A total of 37 mini-businesses took part in this year’s European final.

    Christopher Vincent (Source: Belga)