posts tagged with Competition

3 Things I Learned About Emerging Business Leaders Through Junior Achievement Worldwide

14276268304_41f636658e_b.jpg What occasion is big enough to bring together Prince Daniel of Sweden; Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of IKEA; and FedEx? The answer: the Junior Achievement-Young Enterprise (JA-YE) Worldwide Swedish National Finals, a competition among high school entrepreneurs with big startup dreams. The event took place in May at the Stockholmsmässan center in Stockholm.

Smooth Surfing with the Junior Achievement Company of the Year Competition

ja-surf.jpeg ...I witnessed high school students who have completely developed and run successful businesses, professors and mentors who are genuinely passionate about helping their students learn and young people from all over the United States with unequaled ambition...

Engineered for the Future: FedEx and FIRST Robotics

IMG_1578-square.jpg In 1989, Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway and the portable insulin pump, wanted to find a way to share his enthusiasm and inspire young people to be science and technology leaders.

Kamen’s passion for science and education led to the creation of FIRST Robotics. More than just a robot building competition, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) engages students in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

This year’s FIRST team competitions are...

Generation Global: Today’s teenagers, tomorrow’s entrepreneurs?

junioracheivement.jpg Forget Gen Y or Gen Z. There’s now only Generation Global.

This week, 54 of Asia’s best and brightest students landed in Hong Kong for the 7th FedEx Express Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge here in Asia.

Yet while these students, from nine different countries across Asia, might be far from home, what stands out for me is that the concept of “home” is not what it used to be.

“Shop Small ®” and Support Mom-and-Pop Shops on Small Business Saturday

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The sun is about to set on Black Friday, and rise on Small Business Saturday; a day to embrace local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and promote vibrant communities across the country.