Saar aan Huis: winner JOST Starter Trophy 2018

After a warm welcome on June 26th around 19:00 hours the tension in the Willem II Stadium started to rise. The battle between the finalists of the tenth edition of the JOST Starter Trophy would start at any moment. All candidates put their best foot forward, but there could only be one winner: Saar to House.

Five finalists

The five finalists each received a beautiful corporate video of LocusHaus, which served as an introduction during the event, both for the five-person jury and for the crowded auditorium with audience. Afterwards, each participant was given the opportunity to sell his or her company in a tight one-minute pitch.

The five finalists were:
Roll per centimeter
Saar to House
Three superfinalists
After the pitch, both the jury and the audience voted for their favorite. This resulted in three superfinalists, who were able to compete against each other again. This time in a Q&A in which the jury, with sharp questions, felt that everyone had been put through their paces once again.

A winner

After a short deliberation, the time had come: jury chairman Tim Wijdemans of Bonheur Horeca Groep could declare Simone Puts-Mathieu as the right winner of the JOST Starter Trophy!

Coveted prize package

Saar aan Huis received a company video as well as a company magazine in an edition of 100 pieces (in cooperation with Q-Promotions), a membership of JOST and an interview on


JOST stands for Young Enterprises Society Tilburg and is the meeting place for start-ups in Tilburg. A valuable, informal way to expand your network as a starter and to get tips from other entrepreneurs. Feel free to come and meet us!