entrepreneurship

Team "Sipsy” Wins First Place in 2019 JA Spark Tank Competition

Team "Sipsy” Wins First Place in 2019 JA Spark Tank Competition

On Saturday, April 6, 2019, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington presented the first annual JA Spark Tank Competition, the culminating Shark Tank-style pitch competition and exposition for all JA Company Program® students in the region. The event was hosted at Marymount University – Ballston Center in Arlington, VA.

Junior Achievement of Greater Washington Puts Entrepreneurs in the Classroom during National Entrepreneurship Month

Junior Achievement of Greater Washington Puts Entrepreneurs in the Classroom during National Entrepreneurship Month

Junior Achievement (JA) of Greater Washington announced today that it will be inspiring high school students during November with the JA Launch Lesson, sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP. The initiative, designed to coincide with National Entrepreneurship Month, will put entrepreneurs into high school classrooms across America during the week to share what inspired them to start their own business and to open students’ eyes to the opportunities provided by entrepreneurship. JA of Greater Washington will be working with local entrepreneurs to impact students across the Washington DC Metro area.

15 students participate in Junior Achievement of Greater Washington's first annual JA® Entrepreneurship Summit

15 students participate in Junior Achievement of Greater Washington's first annual JA® Entrepreneurship Summit

On Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 15 student entrepreneurs from around the Greater Washington region participated in a Shark Tank-style pitch competition. The three teams presented their entrepreneurial business ideas in front of a panel of business professionals as well as parents and community members. To prepare for this culminating event the students completed a three-day program full of challenges, and working sessions. The students were assigned an adult mentor and ultimately tasked with finding a creative, innovative, and sustainable business solution to the challenge presented to them. Junior Achievement’s partner in this summit, Community Business Partnership (CBP), led sessions on pitching, customer discovery and marketing.

Huff Post: The Changing Role of Technology in Entrepreneurship Education: A Case Study on the Junior Achievement® Company Program

Huff Post: The Changing Role of Technology in Entrepreneurship Education: A Case Study on the Junior Achievement® Company Program

Mission-driven organizations were first popularized as a term in the early 2000s, but have recently gained even more momentum and popularity as consumers begin to demand that the companies and organizations they support act in socially responsible ways.

However, in those few short years, the sector has both expanded and changed dramatically. In education in particular, mission-driven organizations have begun to feel some tension as the students they often reach out to prefer screens to paper, styluses to pencils, swiping to flipping a page. Junior Achievement, the Colorado Spring, Colorado-based nonprofit organization that aims to "inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy," has in fact, however, taken this potential strain in stride. 

Small Business Majority: Scientific Opinion Poll shows Millennials identify student debt, retirement savings as barriers to entrepreneurship

Small Business Majority: Scientific Opinion Poll shows Millennials identify student debt, retirement savings as barriers to entrepreneurship

A scientific opinion poll just released shows the majority of millennials (ages 18-34) who own a business or would like to start one at some point say student debt and lack of a retirement savings plan are barriers to entrepreneurship.

42 States Reporting Entrepreneurial Education Requirements, More than Doubling from 19 in 2009

42 States Reporting Entrepreneurial Education Requirements, More than Doubling from 19 in 2009

A new study from Junior Achievement USA (JA) shows that 42 states now have K-12 standards, guidelines or proficiencies in entrepreneurial education, up from 19 in 2009.* Additionally, the number of states requiring entrepreneurship education courses offered in high school has risen from five to 18 over the same period. JA, which conducted a review of state requirements, released the report as part of National Entrepreneurship Month, which occurs in November.