JA Rising Women Company History | Junior Achievement of Central Maryland

JA Rising Women Company History at a Glance

Since 2015, JA Rising Women has launched 9 new student-run companies, generated profits over $11,000 and donated proceeds to local community efforts including KIVA, Howard County Food Bank, Special Olympics, Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Linus Project.

2019

Chasing Childhood Cancer

  • Established in Fall 2019
  • Service and Product: Cancer Awareness 5K and T-shirts
  • 15 participants from Howard, Marriotts Ridge, Oakland Mills and River Hill
  • Profit of $TBD

Leadership:

  • CEO: Simran Kalia (Oakland Mills)
  • CFO: Tess Yu (Howard)
  • COO: Navya Kunadi (Marriotts Ridge)

Hosted by BTS Software Solutions

 

Seven Seas Co.

  • Established in Spring 2019
  • Product: Reusable metal straws
  • 14 participants from Atholton, Marriotts Ridge, Mt. Hebron, Oakland Mills, Reservoir, River Hill and Rockbridge Academy
  • Profit of $3,170.11

Leadership:

  • CEO: Laraib Chaudhry (River Hill)
  • CFO: Vedika Krishna (Mt. Hebron)

Hosted by BTS Software Solutions

2018

Kits&Kare

  • Established in Fall 2018
  • Product: Portable personal hygiene kit
  • 16 participants from Atholton, Marriotts Ridge, and River Hill
  • Profit of $344.06 

Leadership:

  • CEO: Vedika Krishna (Mt. Hebron)
  • CFO: Sahar Zaidi (Mt. Hebron)

Hosted by Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE)

 

Chesapeake Charms

  • Established in Spring 2018
  • Product: Charm Bracelets
  • 17 participants from Atholton, Marriotts Ridge, and River Hill
  • Profit of $2,695.22

Leadership:

  • CEO: Barathi Aravindan (River Hill)
  • CFO:  Juliana Yu (Marriotts Ridge)

Hosted by BTS Software Solutions

 

emPOWER

  • Established in Fall 2017
  • Product: Portable Chargers and Lanyard Charging Cords
  • 13 participants from Atholton, Centennial, Long Reach, Mt. Hebron,  Oakland Mills, and River Hill
  • Profit of $332.00

Leadership:

  • CEO: Saniya Vashist (River Hill)
  • CFO: Emily Luo (River Hill)

Hosted by Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE)

2017

HoCo Heads

  • Established in Spring 2017
  • Product: Headbands
  • 10 participants from Mt. Hebron, Chapelgate Academy, River Hill, Oakland Mills, Marriotts Ridge, and Howard High School
  • Profit of $742.77

Leadership:

  • CEO: Abby Baker (Mt. Hebron)
  • CFO: Josie Yodzis (Marriotts Ridge)

Hosted by BTS Software Solutions

 

Boundless

  • Established in Spring 2017
  • Product: Adult Coloring Books
  • 10 participants from Mt. Hebron, Chapelgate Academy, Atholton, River Hill, Centennial, and Marriotts Ridge High School
  • Profit of $2,316.90

Leadership:

  • CEO: Ashley Martin (Atholton)
  • CFO: Ananya Vepa (Mt. Hebron)

Hosted by BTS Software Solutions

 

2016

Medley

  • Established in Fall 2016
  • Product: Heart of HoCo, a compilation book of recipes from families in Howard County celebrating the diversity of the region
  • 17 participants from River Hill, Mt Hebron, Centennial, Marriotts Ridge, Howard, Atholton
  • Profit of $894

Leadership

  • CEO: Ashley Martin (Atholton)
  • CFO: Annabelle Gao (Marriotts Ridge)

Hosted by Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE)

 

Chillowco

  • Established in Spring 2016
  • Product: Cooling Pillowcases
  • 23 participants from River Hill, Oakland Mills, Reservoir, Marriotts Ridge, Wilde Lake, Howard, Atholton, Hammond, Long Reach
  • Profit of $710

Leadership

  • CEO: Meah Konstanzer (Reservoir)
  • CFO: Amber Deng (River Hill)

Hosted by BTS Software Solutions

 

2015

Snoozzzy Scents

  • Established in Fall 2015
  • Product: Scented Pillowcases - Sold Out of Inventory
  • 19 participants from River Hill, Oakland Mills, Centennial, Reservoir, Marriotts Ridge, Wilde Lake
  • Profit of $499

Leadership:

  • CEO: Alice Xue (Centennial)
  • CFO: Barathi Aravindan (River Hill)

Hosted by Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE)

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