2024 JA Social Innovation Challenge

 June 9-13, 2024   |   Washington, D.C.    

Are you participating in JA Be Entrepreneurial or JA Entrepreneurial Mindset? Join JA teen entrepreneurs and student startups to compete on the national stage!


Students will gain many valuable experiences:

Awards and Prizes

JA student startups compete for national honors, prizes, and college scholarships. 

The top three teams will be recognized and receive awards.

Competition Timeline

How It Works

The Summit is Junior Achievement’s opportunity to celebrate the achievements of students from across the United States. This pinnacle event brings the top 15 JA Company Program teams and the top 10 JA Social Innovation Challenge teams to Washington, D.C. for three days of high impact JA experiences. Students will demonstrate their business acumen, creativity and entrepreneurial thinking in a competitive environment—showcasing their companies to Members of Congress and business leaders. In addition to the competition, students will have the opportunity to participate in workshops led by national experts in innovation, entrepreneurship, and business.

JA student companies appear before a panel of independent judges who measure the company’s performance against competition criteria and each other. 

Eligibility and Submission Process


Please contact Meg Chapman at meg.chapman@ja.org