JANCO Company Program

JA Company Program® helps student entrepreneurs launch an actual business from idea generation, product development, capitalization of the venture, marketing and sales strategies, supply chain, and financial reporting all with the mentorship of a JA business volunteer.

JA Company Program will provide a relevant and authentic learning experience for young people that fosters a strong entrepreneurial workforce in America. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to identify the key elements of organizing and operating a business, and consider creating their own startup

JA Company Start Up Conference

JA Company Start Up Conference

When: October 10, 2019
Where: LaunchNET Kent State - Kent State University
Time: 9:00AM - 1:30PM

Students will be connected with young professionals from The Timken Company along with JA Alum and receive training to help them understand the responsibilities and best practices of their individual role within their JA Company.

JANCO Investment Pitch Day

JANCO Investment Pitch Day

When: Scheduled with each participating school

Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio is providing local JA Company Program Teams with the opportunity to secure up to $600 investment funding from the JANCO Board of Investors. In the new JA Company Program, raising capital beyond traditional selling of stock is encouraged.  Through JA Company Investment Pitch Day! local business leaders can engage and support these business start-ups at the beginning of the process.  A key value-add to all Junior Achievement programs is mentorship from business partners to connect what is learned in the classroom to the real business world.

JANCO NextGen Entrepreneurs Challenge

JANCO NextGen Entrepreneurs Challenge

When: April 21, 2020
Where: John S. Knight Center - Akron
Time: 9:00 - 1:20

The goal of the JAECO NextGen Entrepreneurs' Challenge is to balance the business achievements of each team as a whole with the members' individual personal development.  Therefore, for a team to win this award it is not sufficient just to run a financially successful JA Company or to have created an exciting product or service; JA Company members must also demonstrate that they understand how and why the company performed as it did and can present themselves professionally.

Due April 7, 2020 Before Competition
1). Annual Report PDF
2).  Company Commercial Link
Due April 21, 2020 Day of Competition
1).  Tradeshow Booth
2).  Live Presentation with PowerPoint