Junior Achievement Cyprus Travels to Europe: Delegation Departure for GEN-E 2024!

The winning teams of the JA Cyprus programmes are departing today, Tuesday, July 2, 2024, for Italy! The teams “Miguard,” “Preventa,” and “Matakia,” accompanied by representatives from Junior Achievement Cyprus, will travel to Catania, Italy, for the GEN-E European entrepreneurship festival.

GEN-E is a true celebration of entrepreneurship and the achievements of European students, where thousands of young people, aged 15 and above, will present their innovative business ideas and compete for the titles of Company of the Year and Start-Up of the Year.

The CEO of JA Cyprus, Ms. Antigoni Komodiki, specifically mentioned: “We are immensely happy to participate again this year in the largest entrepreneurship festival in Europe, putting Cyprus on the global map of innovation. We are proud of the unique opportunity we offer our students, and we believe it will be one of the most significant experiences of their lives. Accompanied by our past successes in the institution, we head to Italy with high expectations! We have great faith in this year’s Cypriot delegation and eagerly await the magical journey into the world of GEN-E once again.”

This year, the GEN-E 2024 final event will be hosted in the beautiful Catania, Sicily, by JA Italy, from July 2 to July 4, 2024. The national winners of the Company programme “Miguard” and the StartUp programme “Preventa” will have the opportunity to compete with top young entrepreneurs from across Europe, vying for the top spot and many other awards and recognitions.

The team “Matakia” travels to Italy as a prize for its participation in the Virtual Trade Fair held as part of the GEN-E 2024, winning the “Digital Health Innovation Award by EIT Health.”

Junior Achievement Cyprus is delighted to participate once again in this immensely significant European Entrepreneurship Festival, considered the largest in Europe. It offers unique opportunities for young people to broaden their horizons, face new challenges, and take advantage of remarkable opportunities.

We wish the Cypriot teams competing the best of luck and hope all participants gain the most from this experience!

Click here to get a taste of what awaits in Italy.

The Organization extends its warm thanks to the programmes partners: PwC Cyprus, Metlife Cyprus, Eccombx, Novartis Cyprus, Asbis, Ministry of Energy, Commerce, and Industry, University of Nicosia, Research and Innovation Foundation, Mix FM, and Panis.News.

Follow #GEN_E for festival updates and #JACyprusGEN_E for news on the Cypriot teams during the festival.