$10,000 Awards & Scholarships
Presented by Innovation Champions
Community Partners Supporting JA Company Connection To Real World of Work Career Pathways In Business Management, Finance, Marketing, Sales & Technology
Expanding the JA NextGEN Entrerpeneurs' Challenge from a one-day end-of-the-year competition to a year-long youth entrepreneurship initiative has been a six-month project in partnership with The Burton D. Morgan Foundation, Coastal Pet Products, Inc., Timken, Timken Young Professional Network, Walsh University, startupStark!, CJ McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers, Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio Board of Directors, and the Junior Achievement Northeast Ohio Alumni Association.
Only 15 teams from across the nation are selected for this elite annual competition held in Washington, D.C. for a chance to win additional scholarships and prizes.
- Annual Report – Judged Prior To Competition
- Commercial – Judged Prior To Competition
- Tradeshow Booth - Limited to one 6-foot table
- Live Presentation - Max 4 minutes
Total Score of all 4 criteria areas determines winners.
Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio believes in life long learning and encourages students to expand their education past high school. Our local office offers one-time awards to high school seniors who have participated in JA programs in Stark County, Tuscarawas and Carroll counties of Ohio.
JA NextGEN Entrepreneurs' Challenge
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
at Stark State College Business & Entreprenuial Center
6200 Frank Ave NW North Canton, OH 44720
JA Company Pitches From The Stage 9:20 am - 11:00 am
LUNCH & NETWORKING 11:00 am - 11:30 am
JA Company Trade Show 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Interactive Opportunity For Business & Community Members - Come meet and talk with the next generation of business leaders in our community.
Awards Presentation 12:50 - 1:20 pm
2018-19 JA EAST CENTRAL OHIO JA COMPANY TEAMS