JA Alumni Accelerator Award Announced for Entrepreneurs Seeking Business Funding

August 31, 2019

JA Alumni Accelerator Award Announced for Entrepreneurs Seeking Business Funding

JA Alumni Accelerator Award

FedEx made a very exciting announcement at the JA Global Alumni Conference today—the JA Alumni Accelerator Award! 

Sponsored by FedEx, the award supports JA alumni who want to take their business ideas from theory to reality. 

Winners of the JA Alumni Accelerator Award receive one of two cash prizes: US$12,500 or $7,500, plus mentorship from JA alumni entrepreneurs, bringing the alumni journey full circle!

JA alumni with great business ideas can apply for the awards as an individual or with potential business partners. At least one of the future co-founders must be a JA alum.

To apply, JA alumni must submit an elevator pitch (as either video or audio) explaining their business ideas in 30 seconds, create detailed rollout plans for their business ideas, and describe themselves and their JA journeys. For more details about how to apply for this incredible opportunity, visit the JA Alumni Accelerator Award website!

Details and Deadlines:

  • Application period: September 1–November 30, 2019

  • Jury Judging: December 2019

  • Winners Announced: January 2020