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Welcome to Gen-E 2021 370,000 young entrepreneurs attended Gen-E, Europe’s largest entrepreneurship festival. Discover the 2021 best companies and start-ups.

Winners of Europe’s largest youth entrepreneurship festival unveiled

370,000 young entrepreneurs from 40 countries competed to become Europe’s Company of the Year and Start Up of the Year on United Nations World Skills Day 2021.

Slovak mini-company takes the 2021 COYC trophy home

Slovak mini-company addresses the sustainability challenge of whiteboard makers and wins the title of Company of the Year with their zero waste alternative.

Greek start-up wins EEC 2021

Student start-up Swim.me from Greece wins the Enterprise Challenge 2021 thanks to their smart wearable device that preserves the orientation of blind swimmers in pools.

FedEx Access Award

Gen-E main partner FedEx Express recognizes Wasteful from Bulgaria and Scribo from Slovakia with the FedEx Access Awards.

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Bloomberg and Junior Achievement empower young people to fight misinformation

It’s critical to be critical! That’s why the global leader in business and financial data, news and insight, and the biggest entrepreneurship education network in Europe join forces to fight against fake news and misinformation.

Visit the Virtual Expo of Gen-E 2021

Check out the Virtual Expo and discover the students’ business ideas and find out the winners of Gen-E 2021!

Video Gallery: Gen-E 2021

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Who is joining us?

Prime minister of Lithuania

Kaja Kallas
Prime Minister of Estonia

European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights

European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries - Lithuania

Minister of Education Science ad Sport of the Republic of Lithuania

Lithuanian Minister of Economy & Innovations

Remigijus Šimašius
Mayor of Vilnius City

Karen Reddington
Regional President, FedEx Express Europe

Helena Jansson
Senior Vice President, Finance International at FedEx Express

CEO Emeritus of Avanade & Chairman of JA Europe

Leonique van Houwelingen
Chief Executive Officer of BNY Mellon's European Bank

Riccardo Barberis
President of ManpowerGroup Northern Europe

Dr. Vladas Lašas
Chairman of the Board of Junior Achievement Lithuania

Ava Zekri
Head of External Relations for France and Corporate Philanthropy in the EU, Bloomberg LP

Rolandas Barysas
Journalist and Editor-in-chief at Verslo Žinios

Rasa Bagdonienė
Board Member of JA Lithuania

Heba Ramzy
Global Citizenship Senior Director at Avanade

John Mansvelt
CFO, Ergon Capital

Isabella Cardona
Vice President at Citi Foundation

CEO & Founder of Bolt

German offshore sailor

Founder and CEO of Musixmatch

Serial Entrepreneur and Business Angel/ Vice-Chairman of Junior Achievement Lithuania

asheesh advani
President & CEO of JA Worldwide

CEO of JA Europe

CEO of JA Lithuania


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