The European Sting’s 2018 in most critical review

“This is the EU & the world in 2018 as we stung it and you read the most”, The Sting’s Team addresses its fondest 2019 wishes to our most powerful reader, You. January Trump reshapes the Middle East at the expense of Europe Will the end of QE come along with ECB’s inflation target? Hungary and Ireland […]

How young entrepreneurs should be supported: what assistance should governments provide?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Nikita Polukeev is a final year student at the University of Westminster. Mr Polukeev is affiliated to the European Confederation of Junior Enterprises (JADE). JADE is a cordial partner of The European Sting. The opinion expressed in this piece belongs to the writer and does not necessarily […]

Entrepreneurship in a newly shaped Europe: what is the survival kit for a young Catalan and British entrepreneur in 2018?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by João Malhadeiro, member of LisbonPH, the Junior Enterprise of Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Lisbon. Mr Malhadeiro is affiliated to the European Confederation of Junior Enterprises (JADE). JADE is a cordial partner of The European Sting. The opinion expressed in this piece belongs to the writer […]

The role of junior entrepreneurs as a bridge between academia and business world

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Anflonso Catone, Vice President of the European Confederation of Junior Enterprises (JADE). The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect The European Sting’s one. Filling the gap between academia and business world: this is one of the main goals of JADE […]

JADE Spring Meeting 2017 – day 3: JADE Academy trainings, networking session and gala dinner – Excellence Awards winners revealed

Endorsed content On their third day of the JADE Spring Conference, Junior Entrepreneurs started by attending workshops hold by Alumni, selected Junior Enterprises or JADE Academy trainers in Solvay University. They then had the opportunity to meet partners and sponsors in a networking session and to exchange their best practices with thematic tables. There was […]

Jade Spring Meeting 2017 – day 2: Coporate workshops, general assembly and magna moment

Endorsed content Corporate workshops and the “momentum” that brought the Junior Enterprises together! The JADE Spring Conference continued with its second day in KU Leuven University. Junior Entrepreneurs had the opportunity of developing and acquiring new skills through the partners’ workshops. JADE’s partners – Simon Kucher & Partners, Covestro, Wavestone, ING, Nike, Amaris, Agorize, EFQM, […]

JADE Spring Meeting 2017– day 1: Excellence awards, panel discussion, keynote speeches

Endorsed content Many people were waiting impatiently for this day to come: The day of JADE Spring Conference, the celebration of JADE’s 25th anniversary and the 50th of the Junior Enterprise concept. After their check-in in the Event’s Hotel des Colonies (situated in the center of Brussels), our guests went to the KU Leuven University […]

The JADE Spring Conference 2017 is casting its shadows before

Sponsored content The European Conference for Junior Entrepreneurs takes place 02.-‐05. March 2017 The JADE Spring Conference is the main international Junior Enterprise event in Europe, bringing together over 300 Junior Entrepreneurs from over 14 countries in the continent, as well as Brazil and Tunisia. In 2017, we are celebrating a very special year for the network: the […]

How populist and xenophobic movements in the EU tear apart European businesses and startups

Exclusively written for the Sting by Mr João Malhadeiro, a young entrepreneur affiliated to the European Confederation of Junior Entreprises (JADE). The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. Europe’s values and ideologies are under serious threat. Everyday, they are being challenged by the rise of intolerance, racism, xenophobia and […]

Tackling youth unemployment through the eyes of a European entrepreneur

Exclusively written for the Sting by Davide Giordano, President of Junior Enterprise Torino Politecnico (J.E.To.P), member of JADE. Nowadays youth unemployment has become a major issue for many european countries, young graduates, with bachelor or master degrees struggle to find their way to work even if they possess good qualifications and skills. In Europe the average youth […]

Junior Enterprises as a solution for Youth Entrepreneurship

Exclusively written for the Sting by Anna Carolina Zimmermann, Brazilian Ambassador of the Brazilian Confederation of Junior Enterprises – Brasil Júnior in JADE – the European Confederation of Junior Enterprises According to Steven Edwards from UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund), there are about 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the […]

JADE Spring Meeting 2016 highlights

Sponsored Content  The JADE Spring Meeting is the biggest Junior Enterprise event in Europe, taking place each year in Brussels and organized entirely by JADE Team. In 2016, the JSM took place form the 31st of March to the 3rd of April, with the participation of Junior Entrepreneurs form all around Europe, Brazil and Tunisia. […]

JADE Spring Meeting Live Coverage: Entrepreneurial skills in the digital markets

Sponsored Content The day that the European young entrepreneurs were anticipating finally came. Some 200 young entrepreneurs from all around Europe defied the terror that the European capital is suffering since the 22/03 attacks and convened to discuss how they will change Europe through entrepreneurship. The theme of this year’s annual meeting is Industry 4.0. […]

The JADE Spring Meeting is about to begin

Sponsored Content The European Congress for Junior Entrepreneurs opens on the 31st of March The JADE Spring Meeting is the main Junior Enterprise event in Europe, bringing together over 200 Junior Entrepreneurs from over 14 countries in the continent, as well as Brazil and Tunisia. In 2016, the congress will focus on the role of […]

MWC 2016: IoT experts fret over fragmentation

Market fragmentation, perhaps inevitably, was a dominant theme in an MWC session titled Unleashing the Value of IoT platforms. Beecham principle analyst, Saverio Romeo, who moderated the session, reckoned there were around 300 IoT platforms in operation today. “There are so many standards and no clear winners,” remarked Angelo Corsaro, CTO of PrismTech, which focuses […]

MWC 2016 LIVE: Freemium MVNO model a success, claims FreedomPop head

The UK launch of its free MVNO service was a success, said FreedomPop president Nicholas Constantinopoulos. “It has been a showcase for the company and demonstrates we can break into markets other than the US. We’re in talks with other operators in Latin America, Asia and Africa to do the same.” He confirmed that the […]

MWC 2016 LIVE: Gamelab founder talks Apple TV, VR and monetisation

Apple TV’s “ambition is defining the standard of the next-gen home entertainment centre” in which gaming apps will play a crucial role, according to Ivan Fernandez Lobo, founder and chairman of Gamelab Conference. Developers are only just starting to understand the power of the platform, said Fernandez Lobo, who believes that thanks to “new capabilities […]

MWC 2016 LIVE: Under Armour learns from “robust community of data”

In light of the controversy over the accuracy of Fitbit’s heart rate monitor, Under Armour’s (UA) chief digital officer, Robin Thurston, said his company “doesn’t claim to be more or less accurate than others on the market”. However, with more than a decade of workout tracking and food logging, he believes Under Armour has “years […]

MWC 2016 LIVE: Getty chief says one in four new images from phones

Dawn Airey may be the CEO of image library Getty Images, but she’s also a fan of the odd sneaky smartphone snap and argues there are moments when images from our phones have the edge over those from a professional’s camera. Speaking during the Mobile is Commerce session, Airey revealed that a surprisingly large amount […]

A Young entrepreneur cries out: “start in Europe, stay in Europe”

Exclusively written for the Sting by Davide Giordano, President of Junior Enterprise Torino Politecnico (J.E.To.P), member of JADE. Startups in Europe is always a hot topic, many things have changed and many articles have been written, yet I have the impression that most of us have a confused vision on the argument due to the fragmented policies […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Education in Europe, fostering skills development inside and outside the school system”

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This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Daniela Runchi, President of the European Confederation of Junior Entreprises Education is today in Europe a hot topic, with many initiatives taking place to promote the development of the citizens of tomorrow, both inside and outside the traditional school system. Indeed, there seems to be a gap between […]

“No labels for entrepreneurs!”, a young business leader from Italy cries out

Exclusively written for the Sting by Davide Giordano, President of Junior Enterprise Torino Politecnico (J.E.To.P), member of JADE. A friend asked me, “Can you suggest me a good wine?”, my reply, “choose one with no labels: grab a good wine bottle and then strap off its label, write a good, long story and use that as […]

JADE Generations Club 2015: Knowledge vs. competences – Do not wait for the change to happen, but make it happen

Written by Kassandra Petersen Vice-President-Director of Public Affairs Policy, Communication and Alumni Management Microsoft Innovation Center, Brussels: On the 20th of November JADE – European Confederation of Junior Enterprises, organised Generations Club 2015 in Brussels under the theme “An Intergenerational Action Plan on the Entrepreneurial Education & Skills Gap Challenge in Europe”. With this JADE […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Junior Enterprises themselves carry out projects focusing on the environment”, JADE President Daniela Runchi highlights from Brussels

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Daniela Runchi, President of JADE Climate change is today one of the the hot topics not only for the institutions but also for the civil society and the youth: according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, “scientific evidence for warming of the climate system is […]

The Junior Enterprise concept: Business & Education

Written by Alexandru Dragos, Vice President of Jade, Head of Communication Everywhere in the world students are struggling to get employed during their early years and often have to face with their lack of experience and lack of skills demanded by the job they want. This is because the private sector is often much more […]

“They are trying to make improvements, but of course they are quite slow for my generation”, Vice President of JADE Victor Soto on another Sting Exclusive

This revealing exclusive interview with Victor Soto, Vice President of JADE and Director of External Relations, was conducted by Carlo Motta at the European Sting’s pavilion during European Business Summit 2014. In the following interview Carlo Motta will be signalled as C.M and Mr Soto as V.S..   CM: We are pleased to welcome among us Mr Victor Soto, […]

JADE Testimonial #3: Sebastian @ Fundraising

Name: Sebastian Bette Project: Fundraising Nationality: German“I decided to go abroad, to work in an international team and to learn more about other cultures, including different working styles. With experience in fundraising from my time in the board of BDSU I came here to share them with my other project team members. The decision to […]

JADE Testimonial #2: Jacques @ Process mapping

Name: Jacques De Metz Project: Process mapping Nationality: French “I enjoyed staying at the JADE House and working with the new executive team of JADE: having an international team helps to improve relationships with people from other countries, discovering other cultures and backgrounds. Working with JADE’s team is also a good way to see how […]

JADE Testimonial #1: Marcello @ Enlargement

Name: Marcello Schermer Project: Enlargement Nationality: Austrian“Being Project Manager for Enlargment was one of the most interesting experiences in my Junior Enterprise career. By working in an international team and getting to know people from all over the word I have definitely learned a lot of things about different people, different Junior Enterprises and different […]

European Business Summit 2014: The role of youth entrepreneurship education in EU’s Strategy for Competitiveness

May 28, 2014 News Room Earlier last month, JADE announced its participation as supporting partner of the 12th edition of the European Business Summit (EBS); where it represented the voice of young entrepreneurial students in front of Europe’s most important Business Leaders, Policy makers and Media. Organised by BUSINESSEUROPE and the Federation of Enterprises in […]