Don’t dismiss start-ups founded by millennials. This is how they succeed

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: John McKenna, Formative Content To maximize your chances of building a successful start-up, you should wait until your 42nd birthday to become an entrepreneur, advises a recent MIT study. Unsurprisingly, younger founders are often less experienced and consequently […]

How can we make entrepreneurship serve the greater good?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Irene Arias, Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Lab, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC, Inter-American Development Bank; Jens Martin Skibsted, Founding Partner, Skibsted Ideation Aps; Lien De Cuyper, Postdoctoral Researcher, Chair of Entrepreneurship, ETH Zurich; Julie Ziskind, Project Lead, Cities, […]

The European Youth explains the age gap in European business in the 21st century

This article was exclusively written for The Sting by David Gomes, the President of JADE – European Confederation of Junior Enterprises (JADE). The opinions discussed in this article belong to the writer. The age gap has become a hot topic nowadays, especially when in workplaces many people start to feel the difference among different generations. […]

JADE Spring Conference 2018 is on its way: Young entrepreneurs gather in Brussels to shape Europe

Endorsed content The JADE Spring Conference, the main international Junior Enterprise event in Europe, will take place between March 8th and the 11th, in Brussels. This year’s edition will gather over 400 Junior Entrepreneurs – university students – from more than 14 countries in Europe, as well as Brazil, the United States and Tunisia. After […]

Entrepreneurship and strategic planning: the enabler

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Diogo Parreira, 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. Entrepreneurship is a common word in our daily lexicon. It is about exploiting resources to produce concrete […]

How will Brexit affect higher education in the EU?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Minhajul Abedin. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect The European Sting’s view on the topic. The representative organisation for the United Kingdom’s universities has calculated that between 2012 and 2013, EU citizens comprised about 5.5 percent of the total […]

Macron’s Presidency: what the young generation’s expectations are

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Adrien Lepic, the elected Secretary General of the European Confederation of Junior Enterprises (JADE) for the 2017/2018 term. The opinion expressed in this piece belongs to the writer and do not necessarily reflect The European Sting’s one. On the 7th of May 2017, the youngest President of […]

Could entrepreneurship be the real cure against the side effects of Brexit?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Krisztian Ivan, Director of the Finance and Private Cooperation at the European Confederation of Junior Enterprises (JADE). As Donald Tusk very clearly stated on the EPC 20th Anniversary Conference: “the only real alternative of a hard Brexit is no Brexit at all”.[1] Multiple messages suggested from the […]

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 […]

Creating shared value: an opportunity and challenge for entrepreneurship

Exclusively written for the Sting by Edoardo Gauzolino, Vice President of Junior Enterprise Bergamo (JEBG) Nowadays Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is accepted by firms as something that has to be done, although most entrepreneurs consider it as a philanthropic action or as an ethical behaviour. Separated from profit maximization, CSR programs focus mainly on reputation and […]

Intergenerational, intercultural, interactive – The 2015 edition of JADE’s Generations Club: Transforming Europe into an entrepreneurial society

Written by Kassandra Petersen, Vice President – Director of Public Affairs Policy, Communication and Alumni Management Under the theme “An Intergenerational Action Plan on the Entrepreneurial Education & Skill Gap Challenge in Europe” JADE’s Generations Club will be presented on November 20th  in its 9th edition. Since the first edition of Generations Club in 2007, the […]

“I believe that startups are for grown-up men, those, who have already achieved something “

Interview with Bartłomiej Gola. Bartłomiej Gola is the Managing Partner of SpeedUp Venture Capital Group. It‘s a venture capital company. They have four funds and invest in early stage tech startup. I started as an advertising guy. Right after finishing my studies, I worked as an account manager for a couple of agencies. After that, I and […]

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Changing the Face of Europe

Written by Nicholas Zylberglajt, co-founder and Vice-President of EYIF 90 years ago my grandparents fled Poland to France and then to Uruguay looking for a better future and to heal the wounds from World War II. Fast forward to 2015 and I will visit Poland for the first time, returning to my roots to launch the Youth […]

Youth Entrepreneurship Issue of the month: JEN, organisers of JADE October Meeting, on why JEs should come together

There is a great debate around which are the most important incentives of entrepreneurship in general. JADE Network, unlike any other Junior Enterprise confederation in the world, is unique in country diversity and heterogeneous in regional development. According to recent studies, done by prestigious organisations like the Global Entrepreneurship Development Institute, show strong correlations between […]

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 […]

Prevent future crises and empower youth – now!

European Youth Insights is a platform provided by the European Youth Forum and the European Sting, to allow young people to air their views on issues that matter to them. Written by Leonie Martin & Angelika Schenk, JEF Europe The financial crisis has hit the young generation exceptionally hard: whilst an average of 10.2 percent of […]

“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 #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 […]

Meet the Junior Enterprise network at JEWC 2014!

May 7, 2014 News Room Dear Junior Entrepreneur, meet Alex! He is a student willing to go the extra mile for his education in the field of work which he wants to join and ace. Alex is very open-minded; he often travels to places he has never been to and is on the look for […]

JADE @ European Business Summit 2014: Youth Unemployment – a drive to Entrepreneurship

  Written by Florentina Anghel, European Public Affairs Manager at JADE Youth unemployment is one of the most discussed topics nowadays, all major policy makers having this issue as top priority for the upcoming years strategy. Moreover, students became more and more concerned about their future career and try to act proactively, by getting involved in […]