JA Startup Kick-Off

November 04, 2015 | Events, News & Events


In a partnership with the Kentucky Innovation Network and Enterprise Corp. of Greater Louisville, Inc., JA volunteers throughout the region will mentor students as they learn the basics of starting a business.  Classes participating in JA Be Entrepreneurial  are invited to submit their business plans to compete for a chance to participate in the JA Startup Pitch Competition.

JA Be Entrepreneurial challenges students to start an entrepreneurial venture by developing the essential components of a business plan.  They will learn business-planning skills for startup, marketing, financing, management and ethical decision-making. (7 volunteer-led sessions, Grades 9-12)

JA will provide all materials for the program including access to a new App developed by our friends at Interapt!


Join Junior Achievement, the Kentucky Innovation Network and the GLI EnterpriseCorp as we kick-off this exciting partnership with a reception  on Wednesday November 11 from 5pm to 7pm at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts . Register online here


SAVE THE DATE: 2016 JA Pitch Competition

Monday, April 25, 2016

7:00 PM

Bomhard Theater

Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts


JA Volunteers make school relevant and fun, which means kids are more likely to become contributing, successful members of their communities.  As volunteers share their real-world experiences and present JA materials, it helps kids bridge the gap between what they learn in school and what they can expect in the world of work.

To volunteer  for a class visit www.jaky.org or contact Sharon Kitchin, High School Program Manager (Kentucky) skitchin@jaky.org or Emily Reed, Program Manager (Indiana) ereed@jaky.org