The FedEx Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge
The FedEx Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge is a competition aimed at nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit and business skills of students. The FedEx/Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge (ITC) is an unparalleled opportunity to broaden students’ understanding of global trade and to participate in an array of stimulating activities to enhance their knowledge of product distribution, competition, pricing, promotion and sales. Simultaneously, this experience will promote the enduring qualities of teamwork, risk-taking and self-confidence.
JA Company of the Year Competition
JA Company of the Year Competition is JA’s annual celebration of the students that had participated in the JA Company Program. The JA Company Program is a 12 weekly session course that teaches the students how to start a company, sell shares in a company, learn the different functions of a company, decide what product or service they want to sell, sell it, and at the end, liquidate their company, distribute profits to their shareholders and write an annual report.
JA Travel and Tourism Business Programme (TTBiz)
TTBiz is an educational programme for high school students to develop global talents. Students from Japan and partner countries make teams to propose a new travel plan. They communicate online to complete the mission. In the end, these multinational teams give a presentation about their travel plan with online meeting platform. Judges from various fields evaluate the plans to decide the champion team. Members of the champion team are invited to a study tour to Japan.
Young Technopreneur Challenge
The Young Technopreneur Challenge, sponsored by HP Inc., aims to support students to take ownership of the world they live in and actively develop solutions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We aim to interest, excite and provide students a unique platform to stretch their imagination and push their boundaries to learn to think global, innovate, create and pitch an idea or concept by making use of STEM and technology. We will also provide an opportunity for students to display their innovative ideas and passion through STEM workshops and to be guided by business mentors which will complement their learning journeys leading up to the competition presentation day.
The 15K Competition is an entrepreneurship competition modelled on MIT’s $100K Entrepreneurship Competition. MIT’s $100K competition started in 1989 as the $10K competition. Then became $50K in 1996. And now, $100K. Today, the $100K is a huge annual event at MIT, with the Launch finals watched by thousands, and sponsored by a hosts of top class companies and foundations.
Asia Innovation Challenge
To be successful in the global economy, one of the competencies youth are required to have is to be able to work with people having different values, cultures, and background and create the synergy to reach the goal in a team. “Asia Innovation Challenge” provides students with an opportunity to experience this process.
Yamato Business Proposal Competition
Yamato Transport in Japan has been sponsoring and partnering with Junior Achievement Japan for this business plan competition for the past 8 years. This competition is for 15 to 19 year old students to work in teams of 3 to 5 to develop a business plan and to present their business plan to Yamato's senior executives in Tokyo. The theme of the competition is different every year but is related to Yamato's business. Each team will be assigned Yamato employee volunteers to mentor the students.
Social Innovation Relay
The Social Innovation Relay (SIR) is an on-line global competition that challenges 15 to 19 year old students to come up with a new business concept that has a positive social impact. The initiative developed by JA-YE Europe was started in 2010-2011 and is specifically designed to increase access to entrepreneurship education and to boost the benefits associated with such education.