The JA Europe Enterprise Challenge brings together the best student companies at postsecondary level (aged 18 to 30) from all across Europe. The Start Up programme, that directs the participants to the Enterprise Challenge, focuses on developing viable and sustainable business ideas with real investment potential—it goes beyond the basics of doing business and challenges participants to find a truly marketable product or service.
The jury will be constituted of 10 members. The main aspect judges should look at is the value (financial, social or cultural) each start-up is creating and its potential to grow. The jury will choose the winners based on the industry specialization, expertise and experience of the members. As the jury members are different every year, it is impossible to rely on a “winning pattern”.
In the following guidebook you can find all the relevant information concerning the competition (requirements, criteria and guidelines). All participants should read this information carefully and consult any need for additional details with their JA Member organisation.
Achievers representing their start-ups in the competition must be at least 18 years old and maximum 30 years old on the date of the competition. Younger or older students may not participate in any part of the competition.
Any Member of JA Europe implementing the JA Start Up Programme can send a team. A team should not participate in the competition more than once. Only teams that are working on their business idea for less than one year are eligible to participate in the competition.
The competing teams should consist of a minimum of 2 and maximum of 6 members. Requests for exception from this clause must be presented to JA Europe before the registration deadline.