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JA Young Entrepreneur Competition: Northeast Region

Event Completed!

When: Monday, January 22, 2024
Where: JA Community First Career Exploration and Financial Literacy Center | 11 Tri-Park Way | Appleton, WI
Time: 6:30 PM CT
Student entrepreneurs will have a chance to compete against other student entrepreneurs throughout the Northeast Region of Wisconsin, pitching their businesses to a panel of local celebrity judges. Four finalists will be selected to present their businesses live in Appleton for their chance to win a $2,500 cash prize. The winner also receives an automatic bid to the State Competition in March 2024 and a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship!

Grand Prize:

Starting January 16, you can visit our Northeast Region Facebook page to cast your vote for the "Audience Choice" Award. All you need to do is LIKE and SHARE the applicant video of your choice. The applicant with the most LIKES by January 21 at 5pm will win the "Audience Choice" Award.

Congratulations Kaylee Lamers!

Kayle won the 2024 Audience Choice Award ($500) and the Grand Prize ($2,500)!

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Kaylee Lamers

Brillion High School Stitches and Sweets

Meet the Finalists

Congratulations to the Northeast Region Young Entrepreneur Competition finalists!

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Grace Fuss

West De Pere High School Fighting Cancer with Grace
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Macie Hall

Neenah High School Sweet Tooth
Image of Kaylee Lamers

Kaylee Lamers

Brillion High School Stitches and Sweets
Image of Harrison Lauer

Harrison Lauer

Neenah High School YourCo.Store

Meet the Judges

We have some of Northeast Wisconsin's most successful entrepreneurs joining our event as local celebrity judges!

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Karen Hoffman

Kimberly High School
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Holly Kowalski

Kay James Design
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Amy Pietsch

Fox Valley Technical College Venture Center
Image of Tyrone Powell

Tyrone Powell

Unext LLC
Image of John A. Swartz

John A. Swartz

Miller Electric MFG. LLC

Watch the 2023 Competition


Presenting Sponsor:

Audience Choice Sponsors:

Logo for HUmana
Logo for Schneider National Foundation
Logo for Society Insurance

Leadership Sponsors:

Logo for BMO Harris Bank

Innovation Sponsors:

Logo for C3 Corporation
Logo for Kwik Trip
Logo for WE Energies Foundation

In Partnership with:

Logo for DPI - YE Live

Become a Sponsor!

Sponsorships for these events are critical for Junior Achievement to continue providing life-changing programs to students in our community. These programs are delivered at no cost to students. You can make a difference in the lives of these students by participating in this world-class event! Contact us to get more information on how to sponsor a JA Event!

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