JA Entrepreneur Summit

A Summit for Teens Who Mean Business

As an extension of Junior Achievement’s digital learning resources and virtual experiences this school year, we are partnering with Techstars to present the JA Entrepreneur Summit series. The series includes multiple virtual town halls for teens, with a panel of up and coming entrepreneurs pursuing exciting and innovative ventures.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 3:30 p.m.

You won’t want to miss our first JA Entrepreneur Summit, featuring epic stories and insights by founders of new innovative startups.

Meet the panel, below.

Presenting Sponsor:

Husch Blackwell

Official Sponsor:

Mustafa Syed

Mustafa Syed, CEO and Founder of REZA

Mustafa is a 21-year-old entrepreneur and founder of REZA, an upcoming footwear brand. A former Michigan State student and passionate hypebeast, Mustafa just participated in the Techstars Sports Accelerator where he drastically grew his business model and network. Based in Detroit, he aims to build REZA into an impactful brand and create positive change in the footwear industry.

Vanessa Clark, CEO at Atomos Space

An aerospace engineer by training, Vanessa spent years designing and building rockets and spacecraft for Airbus, the German Aerospace Center, and Lockheed Martin.  Frustrated with the space industry‚Äôs reluctance to innovate, she founded Atomos Space in 2018.  Atomos Space is building and operating orbital transfer vehicles (space tugs).  These transfer vehicles autonomously rendezvous and capture satellites in low orbits, and transport them to higher orbits.  Atomos Space is located in Denver, Colorado.

Sigil Wen, Accelerator Visionary at Spark Teen

Sigil is an aspiring polymath and serial entrepreneur. Currently, he is an Activator at The Knowledge Society, an olympic-level global impact training program for high-potential innovators, the founder of Sigil Digital, a creative agency that builds websites and product videos for startups that so far has hired 4 employees, and the Visionary leading Spark Teen, a startup accelerator for teenage entrepreneurs that launched its first S20 batch. In his free time, he runs a YouTube Channel reaching a thousand subscribers, and writes on his blog oneskillaweek.com

Saba Karim

Moderator: Saba Karim, Global Startup Pipeline Manager at Techstars

Based out of Denver, Colorado, Saba Karim is the Global Startup Pipeline Manager of Techstars, the global platform of investment and innovation – responsible for sourcing about 30% of the 500 startups from across the world that are accepted into its distinguished accelerator. Saba often does public speaking engagements delivering keynotes on Pitching, Growth Marketing and Fundraising, and is called upon as a judge at startup pitch competitions such as Web Summit in Lisbon (considered the largest tech conference in the world), Denver Startup Week (the largest free event of its kind) and many more. 

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