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Company of the Year Competition

The three - day competition is JA Asia Pacific’s annual celebration of the achievements of JA Company Program students in the region. With tGELF/JA India as the host for the year 2023-24, its mission is to create an entrepreneurial mindset and work readiness in the youth of today. 


Through this competition, tGELF/JA India seeks to empower the youth to become problem solvers and job creators instead of job seekers. It will activate start-up skills and encourage students to create innovative entrepreneurial business projects in both product and service businesses.

The event is a culmination of the JA Company Program, an intensive, 6-month experience that offers high schoolers the chance to put their ideas into action by launching and running a real startup under the guidance of business professionals.

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Stages of the Competition

Company Report

In advance of the competition, students submit their company reports, which summarise the company’s business operations and reports.


Trade Booth

Here, students can demonstrate their products to the competition’s judges, answering questions about the need identification, product functionality, target markets, etc.




Stage pitches present competitors the opportunity to talk about their businesses to a panel of judges drawn from the leadership of local and global organizations. Students outline their accomplishments and challenges of their businesses.


Board Room

Judges ask any questions about the company, probe company leaders on their understanding of how and why the company performed as it did, lessons learnedfrom the experience, and how these lessons might be applied in a new business context.


Eligibility Criteria

JA Companies must have been active in the local JA Company Program during the current or preceding school year.

The local JA Company Program should be a Secondary / High School program, and not a Graduate / University program.

Students representing their companies in the competition must be at least 15 years old and no more than 19 years old as of December 31st in the year of AP JA COY competition.


The maximum number of participants per company is four. 

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