JA StartUp™ gives students insight into the exciting world of entrepreneurship!
Junior Achievement is part of the solution—fueling the entrepreneurial spirit and providing a launch pad for tomorrow's brightest innovators. JA's hands-on entrepreneurship programs expose youth to business concepts—helping them understand that start-up is a viable career option, and providing opportunities to run their own businesses, work as part of a team, and be guided by real-world mentors, including local entrepreneurs and business professionals.
JA StartUp is a comprehensive program designed to give students all the resources and tools needed to become entrepreneurial thinkers and doers!
Contact Kim at kbrown@JAtoday.org to register your class or to ask about volunteer opportunities.
JA Be Entrepreneurial
5-7 x 45 min. sessions
The program begins with the JA Be Entrepreneurial program taught by the requesting teacher. In the 5-7 sessions, students are introduced to the elements of successful business start-ups and work in groups to create a business plan.
created by student teams and submitted by deadline
Classes split into as many teams of 2-5 students as desired to create short product or service pitch videos. These products and services are fictional; it is not expected that the students will indeed follow through to create actual products and services – but of course they are welcome to if they like!
These videos will be viewed and voted on by StartUp supporters and thought leaders.
StartUp Finals Competition
Virtual competition for pitch video finalists in partnership with Virginia Commonwelath University
A select number of teams will be invited to participate in the JA StartUp Finals where they will work with mentors to perfect business plans and make virtual presentations to a panel of judges, who then deliberate and choose the winning team. The winning team earns a scholarship and bragging rights!
business plan; capitalization; company structure; entrepreneurship; financial tools; company launch; leadership; liquidate; marketing; personal action plan; pitch; product development process; product and service evaluation; quality control; sales techniques; supply chain; SWOT analysis.
For more information, please contact Kim at kbrown@JAtoday.org.
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