JA Europe Enterprise Challenge 2018 hosted by JA Latvia
On 25-27 June, 16 student teams will meet in Riga, Latvia and compete for the European finale after participating in a year-long Start Up Programme and qualifying at national-level. A JA Europe initiative, the Start Up Programme annually engages over 14,000 University students from 300 schools, giving them the opportunity to experience running a business from top to bottom.
In the last 12 years, more than 115,000 students across Europe have participated in the Start Up Programme. Supporting European goals of improving youth employability and the start-up ecosystem, the programme fosters key competences to ensure that they are prepared for success after university.
Moving from ideas to action, students gain crucial insights into self-employment, business creation, risk-taking and coping with adversity with the support of specially trained teachers and mentorship of business volunteers. The long-term success of which, can be seen through the countless alumni who continue to grow their innovations and ideas after the programme’s completion, turning them into sustainable businesses.