International YEP (Young Entrepreneurs in PTC) Exchange Program 2019-2020

CINET is introducing an International YEP (Young Entrepreneurs in PTC) Exchange Program. This program is aimed for:

  • Stimulate innovation and development of new business models and services for (new) market segments by organizing 3-5 master class programs (in 3-5 different countries) focused around a specific topic for new market development, incl. innovative technologies, human resource management and marketing strategies.
  • Exchange know-how and practical experience  amongst young promising Laundry managers & business owners
  • Build on the PTC community; set up personal contacts between the most promising young laundrypreneurs from different countries, long-time industry experts and leading suppliers to discuss new technologies and how it can open up new markets.


CINET will organize a 3 day program in 3 different countries on digitization & new business development. The group of young entrepreneurs (30-40 years) that apply have to choose one of the four new market segments (mentioned in the starting points above) which they would like to develop for their own business. Subsequently a business plan will be developed and pilots will be executed in between meetings.

The Program will focus on all major areas of expertise required for business model and service development. Additionally, there will be interactive meetings dealing with new market area’s and services as well as practical assignments to prepare business plans and execute pilots between meetings of the exchange program throughout the year. At the Global Best practices Awards meeting June 20th 2020 at Texcare International in Frankfurt the results will be presented by the participants.

YEP Awards

The best business plans and pitch presentations, evaluated by independent international Business Experts will be granted with YEP Awards (young executive professional);

  • The Overall International YEP Award 2020
  • The Most innovative YEP Award 2020
  • The best Marketing Strategy YEP Award 2020

In both categories BtoC and BtoB. All participants who deliver a paper meeting the set criteria, will be rewarded by a CINET International Award of Excellence.

All rewarded business plans & reports will be brought together in a CINET World of PTC publication, distributed at the GBPAP event.

Experts that will support the program

There will be joint interactive meetings led by international professionals and hosted by esteemed organisations within the industry, that all have their area of expertise;

  1. The Netherlands – data management & logistics
  2. Spain – Smart washing/laundry  solutions & HR Management
  3.  Italy – How to cope with new textiles & fashion
  4. USA Marketing strategies & finance
  5.  Asia – Quality Management & Customer Service
  6. Optionally: France or Germany

Click here to read the whole program.


For a personal invitation, you can apply via the CINET-secretariat:
Tel. +31 344 650 430