The 2018 JA summit was great! I met new people, developed a business idea into an actual theoretical business and I had fun along the way. The JA staff were more than helpful. They went above and beyond to make sure that my group and I had what we needed to do the best that we could. I learned some key points in starting up a business that I hope I will be able to use in the future.
- Nithya Gopalakrishnan, 2018 JA Entrepreneurship Summit Participant
Junior Achievement's Entrepreneurship Summit has taught me how hard it is to run a profitable business. However, it is very fun too! Every day is a new lesson, challenge, or fun workshop that is being taught by real consultants in companies that understand what we have to go through. The end result is very rewarding!
- Ayonnah Tinsley, 2018 JA Entrepreneurship Summit Participant
"JA's staff and mentors are truly some of the best people I have been around. They always made sure that I and other students were being taken care of, and that means a lot. The curriculum is outstanding! I wish school was more like the Summit."
-Lucas Huynh, 2017 JA Entrepreneurship Summit Participant
"I couldn't have asked for better mentors to help me along my journey to reaching my goal and I want to thank everybody for the [JA Entrepreneurship Summit] experience."
-Don Tran, 2017 JA Entrepreneurship Summit Participant
"This was a great program for me to let all my creative juices flow, and learn more about how to be an entrepreneur!"
-Aaron Paul, 2017 JA Entrepreneurship Summit Participant
"First, I would like to thank the entire JA staff for hosting this program. I enjoyed the program and all of the activities because each activity helped me learn in some different way. Participating in this program allowed me to learn more about entrepreneurship, meet new friends, and realize that I was capable of working in a consulting firm."
-Michael Doan, 2017 JA Entrepreneurship Summit Participant
"I really enjoyed my time at the JA Entrepreneurship Summit. It was a place that I felt comfortable to express ideas and change the world."
-Abraham Belayneh, 2017 JA Entrepreneurship Summit Participant
"Personally, I want to go into the medical field. But [through the JA Entrepreneurship Summit] I still learned more about teamwork and teambuilding. I'm excited for next year!"
-Ryan Paul, 2017 JA Entrepreneurship Summit Participant
The 2016 Entrepreneurship Summit was an absolutely transformative experience and the highlight of my summer! Over the span of a few days I had the opportunity to learn about the basics of entrepreneurship through a great balance of activities ranging from networking and team building exercises to developing business solutions to a real world problem. I especially enjoyed the informal and lively interactions with the program mentors, workshop speakers and student participants. Although the program culminated in a competition, everyone was rooting for each other’s success and it left me with a great sense of accomplishment. I’m grateful for the opportunity to pursue my passion and I can’t wait to participate again!
-Zoree Jones, 2016 & 2017 JA Entrepreneurship Summit Participant