Thursday, July 31, 2014
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.
Let us set the record straight: JA-YE is everything BUT a classroom. It is about having an idea and believing in it, then getting out there and working hard to make it happen.
And while all of the young entrepreneurs are different, they share one commonality; they took a risk and went for it.