Young Energy in the NY Uskalla Yrittää final competition

12.4.2016 2016

The youngest entrepreneurs of Finland are in Helsinki in the NY Uskalla Yrittää final competition (JA Europe Company of the Year Competition) with its first day culminating in a trade fair exposition in Kamppi. 200 young entrepreneurs presented and sold their products and services for three hours to the visitors of the fair.

 The minister of finance, Alexander Stubb, and the minister of education and culture, Sanni Grahn-Laasonen, as well as many members of parliament and corporate executives were in the crowd visiting the trade fair.

Out of the 64 companies in the competition, the crowd favorite was Glam Lips NY, from Vaasan Ammattiopisto with their beauty salon services. The winners of three other categories were also selected (see below).

The NY Uskalla Yrittää competition is organized by Junior Achievement Finland. JA Finland is a non-profit organization supporting entrepreneurship, skills for employment, and financial literacy among the youth aged 7-25. This important work is done through programs taught in school alongside the regular school subjects. The 15-19 year old participants have been running their student companies as a part of their studies for the school year.

The best student company form the upper secondary and vocational level will be representing Finland in the JA Europe Company of the Year Competition in Lucerne in Switzerland. The winners will be published on Wednesday 13.4. by 16:00.

*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)

The Best Student Companies of Finland have been Chosen!