On March 25th & 26th, the 3rd Company Programme Trade Fair organized by Junior Achievement Cyprus, took place at The Mall of Cyprus, Nicosia. During the Fair, over 380 student entrepreneurs, aged 15-18, from all over Cyprus, representing 50 student companies, successfully showcased and sold their innovative products and services.
At this time the Jury Committee visited the student company stands, interviewed the students and evaluated their ideas. This was part of the overall assessment that will decide on the 10 finalists who will move on to pitch their ideas at the Company of the Year Competition Finale and Award Ceremony that will take place on Friday, 28 April 2017.
The student companies, Aurora from Junior & Senior School and Avita Nostra from Laniteio Lyceum were awarded the Best Stand award for the most creative stand decoration.
The student companies were formed as part of the Company Programme that runs in the public and private schools across Cyprus for the 4th consecutive year. Through this Programme, students are offered the opportunity to learn through experience how to take a business idea from concept to actuality, by forming and running their own real companies for a whole academic year. The Programme aims at equipping students with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to build their own successful enterprises in the future. Moreover, it increases their likelihood of being employed and, in general, succeed in whatever they decide to do.
JA Cyprus is supported by:
- Strategic Partner: Piraeus Bank Cyprus
- Partners: Cyta, MetLife Cyprus and PwC Cyprus
- Supporters: University of Nicosia, MS Jacovides Group and AON Hewitt Cyprus
- Institutional Partner: Ministry of Education and Culture