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.
From June 18-22 The JA of Greater Washington student entrepreneurs who created Pick-Me-Up rounded out their year by competiting for the JA Company of the Year at the JA National Student Leadership Summit (NSLS), right here in Washington, D.C.
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.
You don't have to be an adult to be an entrepreneur. In fact, you don't even have to be a high school graduate.
According to TeenBusiness.com, teenagers around the world are starting and running successful and inspiring businesses. The media has covered young people running high-tech and Web startups like Australian teen Nick D'Aloisio, who sold his news summary app, Summly, to Yahoo for $30 million last year. However, many young adults are changing what it means to be a teen entrepreneur by starting low-tech, green and science-based enterprises with goals that go beyond making money – they want to change lives, too.
Read the full article at: http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/6690-teen-business-entrepreneurs.html