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How to start a start-up

The program is about giving insight on how to create a successful start-up. It’s based on lecture series which were originally held from Stanford University and video recorded. Famous US entrepreneurs and investors share their personal experience on how to come up with brilliant business ideas, design products people love and raise venture capital.The program is divided in 20 lectures. After the lecture, Luxembourgish experts/entrepreneurs will present their experiences and answer your questions.


Fiver Challenge

The Fiver Challenge, supported by Virgin Money, is a FREE, fun and engaging initiative that provides young people aged 5 – 11 years, across the UK with a pledge of £5 for 1 month, to set up mini businesses to create products or services they can then sell/deliver at a profit and engage with their local community.


BizWorld

BizWorld is an interdisciplinary business game, where students run their own (fictional) company during four project days. Students experience the basics of business, entrepreneurship and economics. During this project, students practice and improve their language and mathematic proficiency and develop additionally valuable skills that belong to the 21st century skills.


Balance, Breakeven or Broke

On Line game developed with the support of Citi Foundation to promote improved financial literacy amongst youth in Indonesia. This is a digital representation of the first lesson in JA Personal Finance in Indonesian and English languages.


Business Startup

The INJAZ Business Start Up Program will contribute to the social and economic development, and political stability of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region by engaging the talent of today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders to create and innovate entrepreneurial solutions to local, regional and international socio-economic and political challenges.  


JA Company Program Blended Model

A Company Program unlocks the innate ability in students to fill a need or solve a problem in their community by launching a business venture—unleashing their entrepreneurial spirit. Over 13 meetings, the students learn how to build and manage their business, and take a deeper look at business-related topics.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA USA

Appleby Academy

Appleby Academy is run in partnership with Junior Achievement Isle of Man. It is aimed at upper sixth form students and aims to give young people real life experience of working with an international organisation.

Appleby has presented students with a selection of real life business problems. A report template is provided and students can submit a solution to one of these problems. Each report will be evaluated by Appleby and the top three ideas will be chosen for the next step, a presentation to the Appleby Board. The three finalists will be invited to present their ideas to the Board for the opportunity to win a paid for summer work placement with Appleby.


Environmental Entrepreneurs Programme

The programme aims to inspire responsibility and cooperation by the learners, both of which are necessary to drive personal habits which work towards environmental sustainability.


Global Connection Program

 Global Connection program is the first JA educational program focused on entrepreneurship and innovation to involve high school students from China and U.S. in the creation and management of an international trading company. Global Connection Program aims to foster innovation, leadership, entrepreneurship and promoting cultural exchange between Chinese and American students. The final objective of this program is to help teenagers to become successful competitors in the context of a global economy.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA China

JA Lights of OUR Future

This program aims to instill the values & behavior of sustainable living. These include a series of classroom learning and hands-on activities on the following topics:

1. What is Sustainable Living (Everyone is looking for a better quality of life despite the increasing population globally. Is there enough resources for all?)

  1. Water is a limited resource (Why and what is being done?)

  2. What is Energy and how do we reduce electricity consumption

  3. Greenhouse Gas effects

  4. Waste Management

  5. Conclusion (Bringing all the topics together)

Practical Learnings for Students:

Through the session, we also help students:

  • ·  Understand the environmental challenges society faces today and identify them in their daily lives

  • ·  Learn & observe how Science is used to design solutions in the real world

  • ·  Practice brainstorming and out-of-box thinking to suggest new solutions or improve existing practices to solve challenges in their daily environment

  • ·  Link sustainability to financial impact

  • ·  Initiate conversations on the roles they can play to reduce their environmental footprint

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Singapore

JA Business Skills Pass Program

The JA Business Skills Pass Program (BSP) is specifically designed to supplement student’s learning in the key business subjects under the Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM) track. Its well-researched components is created and patterned on some 21st century skills requirements, following international standards, and more importantly to prepare the JA/DepEd Business Simulation program. Designed with specific needs of upper grade students in mind, BSP provides useful and practical content to equip students in their transition to becoming productive and contributing members of the society. This will also provide them with the necessary skills to create and manage an enterprise and prepare them for tertiary education in business.
 


Entrepreneurship Academy Programme

The JA South Africa Entrepreneurship Academy Programme - a seven to eight month long programme for grades 10 – 12, with weekly sessions of three hours each, incorporating entrepreneurial, financial literacy and workplace readiness programmes, as well as micro-economics and business ethics. 

 


Building Achievement Through Sports and Entertainment

JA BASE is typically a one day program that seeks to nurture and develop skills of participants in relation to the fields of sports and arts. This is achieved through tailor made indoor and outdoor activities and engagement of relevant stakeholders to ensure quality learning and outcomes.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Kenya

Girls Enterprise Program

Girls Enterprise Program is a specific program for girls who are drawn from schools and out of school young girls within 16-18 years. The program aims to teach them entreprenuership and skill acquisition in areas of interest. Skiils such as photography, computer acquisition, pastry making etc are taught.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Nigeria

Community Citizenship

Community Citizenship familiarizes students with how to set up and run a social entrepreneurship project, and understand the skills, attitudes, planning and behaviors of social entrepreneurs. This workshop aims to cultivate the following:
- Creative thinking and problem solving within their community, alongside communication and presentation skills.
- Teamwork and leadership whilst building confidence and a can-do attitude.
- Negotiations, decision making, managing risks, and responding to change.
- Set up their own social project within their community.
- A sense of ownership and social responsibility within students.
Student Attendance: Approximately 60-100 students per workshop
Volunteers Required: 10



Entrepreneurship Master Class (EMC) High Pakistan

By developing the essential components of a business plan, the Entrepreneurship Master Class challenges students to start an entrepreneurial venture while still in high school.

Following participation in the program, students will be able to:

 

  • Recognize characteristics and practices of successful entrepreneurs.
  • Start thinking about their business goals and assess them from different perspectives.
  • Demonstrate business-planning skills for an online venture start-up, financing, management, and long-term goals.
  • Develop their interpersonal as well as problem-solving skills and learn to work under very tight deadlines

 

Session Summary

 

This exciting one-day (4-5 hour) workshop introduces 45-50 high school/college students to the concept of self-employment as well as an understanding of the skills, attitudes and behaviors of entrepreneurs, all of which are involved in setting up and running a business. Meant to expand their horizons and direct their thinking towards the future in a fun way. This workshop aims to cultivate the following:
- Creative thinking and problem solving alongside communication and presentation skills;
- Teamwork and leadership whilst building confidence and a can-do attitude;
- Negotiations, decision making, managing risks, and adapting to change.

 

Session Activities

Activity 1: How Much of an Entrepreneur are you?

Students are introduced to the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and assess themselves in light of the same, so as to build their knowledge of the business world. 

Activity 2: Start Thinking

Students take on the roles of young entrepreneurs as they identify various issues within their localities and develop ‘business solutions’ to overcome each problem.

Activity 3: You as a Business/You as a Customer

Student groups first identify key characteristics of a successful business idea and then place themselves in a customer’s shoes to understand how their business goals affect their image as portrayed by their customers.

Activity 4: The Business Plan

Students apply the knowledge gained to their product or services and complete a sample business plan, which is to be presented within 2.5 minutes bearing in mind all key aspects of a start-up business venture.


Entrepreneurship Master Class (EMC) Tanzania

By developing the essential components of a business plan, the Entrepreneurship Master Class challenges students to start an entrepreneurial venture while still in high school.

Following participation in the program, students will be able to:

 

  • Recognize characteristics and practices of successful entrepreneurs.
  • Start thinking about their business goals and assess them from different perspectives.
  • Demonstrate business-planning skills for an online venture start-up, financing, management, and long-term goals.
  • Develop their interpersonal as well as problem-solving skills and learn to work under very tight deadlines

 

Session Summary

 

This exciting one-day (4-5 hour) workshop introduces 45-50 high school/college students to the concept of self-employment as well as an understanding of the skills, attitudes and behaviors of entrepreneurs, all of which are involved in setting up and running a business. Meant to expand their horizons and direct their thinking towards the future in a fun way. This workshop aims to cultivate the following:
- Creative thinking and problem solving alongside communication and presentation skills;
- Teamwork and leadership whilst building confidence and a can-do attitude;
- Negotiations, decision making, managing risks, and adapting to change.

 

Session Activities

Activity 1: How Much of an Entrepreneur are you?

Students are introduced to the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and assess themselves in light of the same, so as to build their knowledge of the business world. 

Activity 2: Start Thinking

Students take on the roles of young entrepreneurs as they identify various issues within their localities and develop ‘business solutions’ to overcome each problem.

Activity 3: You as a Business/You as a Customer

Student groups first identify key characteristics of a successful business idea and then place themselves in a customer’s shoes to understand how their business goals affect their image as portrayed by their customers.

Activity 4: The Business Plan

Students apply the knowledge gained to their product or services and complete a sample business plan, which is to be presented within 2.5 minutes bearing in mind all key aspects of a start-up business venture.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Tanzania

Dialogue with Gen Y Leaders

Gen Y leaders are taking the reins of the 21st century workforce. JA Dialogue with Gen Y leaders enables students to learn from young role models, the leadership and life skills required of them from their future managers. The Gen Y leader will share his/her career path, role models, expectations of a good team member and advise students how to plan their career.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Hong Kong

JA Lights of OUR Future - China

This program aims to instill the values & behavior of sustainable living. These include a series of classroom learning and hands-on activities on the following topics:

1. What is Sustainable Living (Everyone is looking for a better quality of life despite the increasing population globally. Is there enough resources for all?)

  1. Water is a limited resource (Why and what is being done?)

  2. What is Energy and how do we reduce electricity consumption

  3. Greenhouse Gas effects

  4. Waste Management

  5. Conclusion (Bringing all the topics together)

Practical Learnings for Students:

Through the session, we also help students:

  • ·  Understand the environmental challenges society faces today and identify them in their daily lives

  • ·  Learn & observe how Science is used to design solutions in the real world

  • ·  Practice brainstorming and out-of-box thinking to suggest new solutions or improve existing practices to solve challenges in their daily environment

  • ·  Link sustainability to financial impact

  • ·  Initiate conversations on the roles they can play to reduce their environmental footprint

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA China

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