BOSTON, June 8, 2021 / CNW / – Until recently, the highest award that a JA company could win for young entrepreneurship was the coveted first place in one of the six regional JA competitions. But this year JA Worldwide added a global award for student businesses: the de la Vega Global Entrepreneurship Award.
The winners of the 2021 award were announced today by the tech legend Ralph de la Vega, past President and CEO of AT&T Mobile and Business Solutions. Each of the six finalists was automatically included after winning Company of the Year in their regional competitions and comprised teams Singapore (YES Asia Pacific), Southeast Texas (Junior achievement United States), Denmark (YES Europe), Oman (INJAZ Al-Arab JA MENA), eSwatini (JA Africa) and Peru (YES America).
In the end, the team from JA Denmark (funds for Entreprenørskab) triumphed. The team wins a US cash prize $ 15,000, as well as an entrepreneurship course at the institution of your choice. Each team member will also receive a non-fungible token (NFT), which is one of only five copies of a digital graphic created specifically for this year’s winner by designer and artist Mascha Eizner, verified with its authenticity through the blockchain.
Winning company Bubbles improves communication between educators and students with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Students wear noise-canceling headsets that eliminate audio distractions and create a direct line of communication between teacher and student, improving academic performance. Nicklas Stockholm, 19, Christian Ørum, 18, and Kevin Albin, 20, got together in a class called Innovation, which includes the JA Company Program. Their idea came up when Christian was watching his sister struggle with ADHD. “We quickly realized that it wasn’t just my sister who was affected,” says Christian. “Many other students were influenced, including many other diagnoses that hindered their ability to concentrate in class.” Learn more about bubbles.
The five other final teams each win US $ 5,000, thanks to the investment of the de la Vega Family Foundation.
About JA Worldwide
As one of the world’s largest youth NGOs, JA Worldwide prepares young people for employment and entrepreneurship. Each year our network of over 590,000 volunteers and teachers serves more than 10 million students in over 100 countries. Visit us at jaworldwide.org.
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