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Category: JA Business Week

September 9, 2019

Meet the young entrepreneurs giving adults a run for their money

Nowhere is entrepreneurship more real and exciting for youth than at Denver Startup Week, weeklong event promoting innovation through workshops, presentations, sessions, networking and more. Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA)...

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July 15, 2019

Not Your Average Summer Camp

JA Venture Academy Students There is no “typical” Junior Achievement (JA) Business Week student because there is no typical entrepreneur. By its very definition, entrepreneurship requires new ways of thinking...

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May 8, 2019

How a Young Woman in Architecture Reimagined Her Potential

The spirit of entrepreneurship is guided by ingenuity, perseverance and an eagerness to learn – qualities that Junior Achievement (JA) alumna Shaian Gutierrez possesses wholeheartedly. Gutierrez participated in JA Business...

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April 5, 2019

JA Business Week Instills a Lifelong Enthusiasm for Entrepreneurship

At Junior Achievement (JA), we believe students should have fun while they’re developing entrepreneurial values and preparing for the 21st century workforce, because the world of business is exciting; filled...

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March 11, 2019

“The Entrepreneurial Hustle”

Maria Borrego recalls a narrow set of goals presented to her as a teen: graduate high school, avoid pregnancy, and pursue a low-wage job. “I grew up in poverty,” Borrego...

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December 18, 2018

“I take my seat at the table”

When she arrived at Junior Achievement (JA) Business Week several years ago, Carol Skelton immediately felt a sense of connectedness with her fellow entrepreneurial-minded peers, a rare experience for a...

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July 24, 2018

JA Business Week Has Lasting Impact on JA Alumnus

[caption id="attachment_18143" align="alignleft" width="400"] Nick Quinlan, JA Business Week volunteer, addresses the audience at the closing ceremony[/caption] Major League Hacking senior partner Nick Quinlan says that JA Business Week "set...

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January 29, 2018

JA Alumna Jaimie Zhu Harnesses the Power of JA

For Jaimie Zhu, currently a software engineer for Facebook in Seattle, JA Business Week was the right JA program, at the right time, to help fuel her academic and career...

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December 2, 2015

JA Business Week

Forget everything you think you know about summer camp. JA Business Week is like nothing you've experienced before. It's a knowledge-building, confidence-boosting, network-growing, college-application standout of a summer experience. Unlike...

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