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The Best Student Companies of Finland have been Chosen!

The best young entrepreneurs of Finland were chosen at the NY Uskalla Yrittää competition in Helsinki!

The 15-19 year old participants have run their student companies for the duration of the school year with real money as a part of the JA Company Program as a part of their studies.

I´m Blue NY (Etelä-Tapiolan lukio, Espoo) was awarded the best company from upper secondary and vocational school level. Producing blueberry soda from Finnish blueberries, I’m Blue NY will be representing Finland in the Company of the Year Competition in Lucerne in July. The team was also awarded for the best product award.

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The best company from primary level was kht Liefde NY by Lotta Kemppainen (Oulun normaalikoulu) making hobby horses. The NY Uskalla Yrittää final competition is organized by Junior Achievement Finland, a non-profit organization supporting 7-25 year old youngsters’ entrepreneurship, skills for employment and financial literacy through learning programs that are taught in school alongside the other subjects.

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The winners were chosen by a jury consisting of 30 experienced business executives by viewing each company’s presentation and sales work during the two day event.

*Best Company (primary level): kht Liefde NY, Oulun normaalikoulu, Oulu

Lotta Kemppainen

*Best Company (upper secondary and vocational level): I´m Blue NY, Etelä-Tapiolan lukio, Espoo

Ida Salo, Patrik Pyöriä, Helmi Nurkkala, Otto Korhonen

*Best Company presentation (primary level): Team Pink Ponies NY, Vehkalahden koulu, Hamina

Emmi Määttä, Heidi Olli, Roosa Kiilavuo

*Best company presentation (upper secondary and vocational level) SaagaBooks NY, Reisjärven kristillinen opisto, Reisjärvi

Weera Hietala, Aaro Kinnunen, Nikolas Isopahkala, Tuomas Rahkola

*Best product: I´m Blue NY, blueberry soda, Etelä-Tapiolan lukio, Espoo

Ida Salo, Patrik Pyöriä, Helmi Nurkkala, Otto Korhonen

*Best service: Pikkuuset Työt NY, Nurmon Lukio, Nurmo

Jaakko Vanha-Viitakoski, Daniel Hakasaari

*Best fairstand        

Leathery Weathery NY, Vaasan Ammattiopisto (Milla Mänty)

*Best salesperson (primary level):                      

Toni Nikka/EHTA Siirapit NY, Porin Lyseon koulu

*Best salespreson, (upper secondary and vocational level)  

Teppo Ala-Kasari, ETS-Tuote NY

Jalasjärven lukio (Saku Hiljanen, Hugo Puttonen, Juho Kohtanen ja Teppo Ala-Kasari)

*Best salespitch:

EHTA Siirapit NY, Porin Lyseon koulu (Toni Tikka ja Tiia Leinonen)

*Crowd favorite:

Glam Lips NY, Vaasan Ammattiopisto (Sara Siipola, Hanna Latvala ja Eevi Ranne)

Congratulations to all the winners and other companies as well!

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