The “Finals & Awards Night” is one of the greatest evening that JAYE is known for. Indeed, it is reflective of the peak of both Company and StartUp Programmes.

A few months ago, we celebrated, with great fanfare, our 30th Anniversary. Therefore, we would like to maintain the momentum by putting on the biggest show ever for these Finals. It is the perfect occasion to mark the year and create unforgettable memories !

Our finalists prepared exceptional presentations and pitches for the judges and the joining audience. This is the night when the team deserving the title of StartUp of the Year and Company of the Year is decided and announced.

All the teams who have reached the Semi-Finals stage will also have the opportunity to be rewarded for their hardwork and effort exercised throughout the competition as they are all eligible for a Signature Award such as “Best Financial Statements Award”, “Best Social Enterprise Award”, “Best Business Potential Award” and many more…

After 8 long months for all the teams, you will have the opportunity to listen and join the celebration of their reaching the end of the programme. Also, you will be at the forefront to see who will be taking home the titles of Company and StartUp of the Year.

We would like to thank our collaborators  StudioSeven for the audiovisual & production and Hilton for hosting this celebratory evening.

Have you booked your free tickets yet for our great event on EventBrite? The entire JAYE team is looking forward to seeing you Saturday 4th May at Grand Suite Hilton Hotel Malta at 18:00.

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Our famous Company and StartUp programme are coming to an end. This year, we decided to mark the occasion by organizing proper Semi-Finals. This will occur on 27th April 2019 and host by our supporter Business Labs Office Centre. Thus, we are really pleased that they are is putting at our disposal their Meeting Space. This centerpiece includes boardrooms and meeting rooms equipped with a set of high quality business tools.

Moreover, we are really grateful towards the whole Business Labs Office Centre for this great opportunity. Thanks to their support, our first edition of the Semi-Finals will definitely be a success !

Also, keep in mind that the the JAYE Finals & Awards Night will occur on 4th May 2019. The event is kindly hosted by Hilton Hotel Malta and supported by Studio 7.



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It all started in October – 2 programmes, 11 judges, 32 teams, more than 150 students and 35 mentors. This journey has been a roller coaster in different ways for the teams. Certainly a source of emotions – joy, sadness, stress, anger, passion. 24 teams will now battle in tough competition at the JAYE Semi-Finals taking place on the 27th of April ‘2019 – hosted by Business Labs. The Semi-Finals represent a turning point and a moment of truth for all the teams.

Throughout the day, the Company Programme teams will be giving a 4 minute presentation about their company’s journey. The StartUp Programme participating teams will be giving a 4 minute pitch to convince the judges that their idea would be worth investing in. Finals are not just about showcasing but more specifically about why their Company or StartUp is the best there is!

The top 5 Finalists will then be selected from the respective programmes to compete once again. The ultimate step of the contest will occur at the JAYE Finals & Awards Night on the 4th of May. Nevertheless, the Semi-Finalists remain eligible for Signature Awards in the respective programmes. From ‘Best Business Plan’ to ‘Best Digital Marketing’ the Awards are many but the competition tough.

Unfortunately, the Semi-Finals are not open to the public but reserved to the teams and their families. However at Finals you get to meet these budding entrepreneurs at. The event is kindly hosted by Hilton Hotel Malta and supported by Studio 7. Do join and support these brave and brilliant students on their night to shine!



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It’s that time of the year again! This Saturday 23rd March, our famous #NYF19 (National Youth Fair) is taking place once more! Indeed, we will be taking over the 3 floors at The Point Shopping Mall for the whole day. #NYF19 is a great occasion for our students to sell and showcase their creativity, ideas and innovations.

As a matter of fact, this year we have over 120 young entrepreneurs! 18 Companies set up from 5 different 6th Form colleges, and 7 StartUps from 2 Universities! Ideas and product ranging from Eco-Friendly solutions, pet-loving products, educational platforms and even social campaign based products! Nevertheless, the day is not just about showcasing and selling – the two respective Judging Panels will be on the lookout for the most innovative and eye-catching solutions! In fact, the competitive journey is just beginning. It all leads to the final top Companies and StartUps to present at the classic JAYE Finals and Awards Night on May 4th.

Therefore, make sure to come by if you want to meet these budding entrepreneurs, support them by purchasing a product, participating in their research, get to know them… You will even have the opportunity to win a voucher for outlets at The Point!

Moreover, the Minister of Education, Dr. Evarist Bartolo will also be visiting us to find out about the journey of these young entrepreneurs.

Besides, the JAYE Programmes would not be possible without the volunteering Mentors and all our corporate and programme sponsors! #NYF19 is also supported by SignIt, Cinnabon, MVintage and Organix Beauty.

We’re looking forward to see what all these talented young entrepreneurs are bringing to The Point this Saturday!

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Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Malta Foundation (formerly known as Young Enterprise) recently celebrated its 30th anniversary with two events – a seminar entitled Valuing Entrepreneurship Education in the 21st Century, and a dinner; with both events held at the InterContinental Malta on 5 and 6 December respectively.

Entrepreneurship Education to Employability & Wealth Generation

The seminar’s objective was to discuss the impact of Entrepreneurship Education to Employability and Wealth Generation. It addressed the value that entrepreneurship education has towards the creation of a more adaptable, flexible and responsive work force. The event also focusing on what is being done locally and abroad to validate entrepreneurship education initiatives that add value to the economy. The seminar was addressed by Hon. Chris Cardona, Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses, Hon. Evarist Bartolo, Minister for Education and Employment, and Caroline Jenner, CEO of JA Europe.

30th Anniversary Dinner Celebrations

The dinner delivered on its promise to celebrate the myriad alumni, teachers, and mentors who shared so many special experiences over the past 30 years. It honoured ex-participants who have gone on to become the leaders of some of Malta’s most successful businesses; while paying tribute to the hundreds of volunteers who, over the years, have contributed their time and energy to the Foundation. The celebration also commended the vision of the founders, staff, and board members of JAYE who have contributed to developing the organisation’s unique approach.

The dinner was addressed by H.E. The President of Malta, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, who said that

“Young Entrepreneurs can build a legacy of innovation which is fundamental for the resilience of our societies. This is why the European Commission itself has recognised JAYE as a best practice in the sector, because it offers educational excellence in the area of entrepreneurship. I therefore augur that JAYE will continue its important work here in Malta, and across Europe for the benefit of our young people. I am truly proud of all the young people who are participating in this organisation, and working together to create more inclusive and more resilient societies.”

It has been a landmark year for JAYE Malta – the foundation also received MQF 3 Non-Formal accreditation for its middle and secondary school programmes as well as its post-secondary flagship programme, The Company Programme.

Looking back on the 30th Anniversary events programme, Julian Azzopardi, CEO of JAYE Malta, said that

“It was a week of stimulating discussions on the value of entrepreneurship education and what JAYE Malta has contributed to Maltese and Gozitan youth over these past 30 years. We are encouraged by the words of support shared by Her Excellency The President of Malta during our Anniversary dinner, by the Honourable Ministers Bartolo and Cardona during our seminar and all the attendees of the events. It shows that we are as relevant today as we were 30 years ago. Thank you to all our supporters without whom we would not be here celebrating this landmark achievement.”