Business Elite’s “Under 30”

Business Elite’s “Under 30” is a prestigious awards program that identifies outstanding young Executives and Entrepreneurs globally, visionaries and innovators changing the way things are done. They are inspiring others and already giving back to their communities and to their own countries. And every one of them is a rising star under the age of thirty.

It is one of the world’s most popular and prestigious awards for young business leaders, often the first program to shine the spotlight on many successful global notables. It is almost certain that our awardees will create remarkable track records of achievement post-award.

Eligibility Guidelines

The nominee:

  • must be 30 years of age or under as of December 31, 2020
  • must work in a leadership role in any size organization from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors
  • must work in a company headquartered in Europe or North America

Evaluation process

The evaluation process is crafted to guarantee that nominees are assessed based on their achievements, reputation, leadership skills, and ambition to further succeed in business.

Selection Process

  • Nominees can be nominated by themselves, other person or by a company which can nominate its own Entrepreneur or Executive for consideration.
  • Nominees are required to fill the online application or send an application by email.
  • All material is held in strict confidence and results will be reviewed by the Business Elite’s “Under 30” Advisory Board.
  • Shortlisted nominees will be notified by the end of July.
  • All nominees who will be awarded will be notified by mid-August and must officially accept the award within 15 days after the notification is sent (we solely reserve the right to make exceptions).

Selection criteria

Nominees are evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Career progress, past job positions, and business accomplishments
  • Current company’s geographical reach and potential for expanding into new markets
  • Current company’s corporate and/or product brands’ values
  • Level of management of nominee’s position within the organizational structure
  • Number of personal and/or corporate local, national, regional or international awards and other recognitions
  • Inspiring personal story on the road to success
  • Level of innovation, creativity, and other intrapreneurial skills in conducting business practices
  • Personal image/reputation within the business community
  • Initiation of and/or engagement in successful execution of CSR activities


The “Under 30” Awardees will:

  • Receive a prestigious recognition and a unique chance for self-promotion and promotion of the achievements
  • Attend and be awarded during the Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner in Budapest
  • Use the official “Under 30” badge for own promotional purposes
  • Be eligible to join the prestigious Business Elite’s “Executive Club”
  • Enjoy significant discounts for future summits, seminars and other networking events
  • Network with the rest of Europe’s business leaders

Advisory Board

The Business Elite’s “Under 30” Advisory Board is composed of respected and experienced individuals from across the business world who either own and/or run multimillion-dollar companies, leaders in their industries, professions, and communities. The Advisory Board reflects the diversity and leadership excellence in global business.

Members of the Advisory Board are:

  • Damjan Daskaloski – Daskal LLC (PRESIDENT)
  • Lennin Herrera – HDM Tax Group (MEMBER)
  • Stojanche Vanev – White Rock Corp (MEMBER)
  • Khaled Mustafa – Phoenix HVAC (MEMBER)
  • Michael Sema – Get A Rate (MEMBER)

Important Dates

  • January 7, 2021:  a name in nomination
  • August 15, 2021: Deadline to submit Nominee’s application online
  • September 1, 2021: Advisory Board publishes the final list with the 2021 Awardees
  • September 8, 2021: Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner for the official promotion of the awardees (held in Budapest)

NOTE: If the nominee is selected to receive the award, he/she will be expected to attend all events in person.