Category Archives: JA programs

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2020 JAUM Aspiring Entrepreneur Competition

In response to COVID-19 guidelines, we re-imagined the 2020 Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest (JAUM) Company of the Year Competition to go virtual. On Monday, May 11, five student-led companies from four different schools participated in the 2020 JAUM Aspiring Entrepreneur Competition, a virtual event that prepares JA Company Program students for the JA USA National Student Leadership Summit Continue Reading...
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JA LaunchU! at DesignJam

  A group of high school students immersed themselves in the entrepreneurial culture earlier this month through an experiential workshop hosted by Fueled Collective. The students are part of JA LaunchU!, a cohort of aspiring young entrepreneurs looking to start their own business enterprise. The workshop, called DesignJam, connected students with local entrepreneurs who shared their personal experiences and the Continue Reading...
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Start-up funding for young entrepreneurs

  High school students representing 12 Twin Cities youth startups had a unique opportunity to network with local entrepreneurs, hone their business pitch, and vie for start-up funding at JA Pitchfest 2020. Participants had a chance to receive up to $3,000 in seed funding from Antimony Investments, a investment company run by high school students Josh Miller and Stuti Arora. Continue Reading...
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JA Entrepreneurial Mindset

Seven innovative and motivated students from Columbia Heights and St. Anthony High Schools spent part of their summer break learning instead of lounging. The students participated in JA Entrepreneurial Mindset, a one-semester teacher-led course that introduces high school students to the basics of starting a business. Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest is the first office to pilot this program Continue Reading...