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JA Company of the Year Program (NSW High School)

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Company of the Year - Real products, real profits, real business experiences!

Company of the Year is JA Australia's flagship entrepreneurship program that gives high school students the opportunity to through the entire process of running a company with real products and real money. You develop a product idea, build your business plan, and then you physically make your product, market it, and sell it. This is an experience like no other with the time available to deliver complex ideas, make mistakes, recover from them and experience real successes.



  • Team Orientation and Governance Guidelines
  • Business Planning and Lean Canvas Methodologies
  • Product/Process Development and Launch
  • Ongoing Performance Management and Hustle
  • Financial Accounts and Audit
  • End of Year Report and Company Wind-Up
  • Award Ceremony and Next-Steps

JA Australia is supported by corporate and educational sponsors such as Bechtel, HSBC, Bloomberg, who provide their time and support towards programs that benefit your future.

Tertiary Program – The Tertiary program is run over 12 weeks and provides in-depth workshops to accelerate your startup and business journey. Students will be eligible to compete for prestigious awards and will be invited to exclusive career networking events and opportunities.

Application Criteria



  • You must be a year 10/11/12 student studying in a NSW high school.
  • Year 9 students may be accepted on a case by case basis.
  • You must be able to dedicate a minimum of 2 hours each week for team meetings in addition to compulsory foundation and ideation workshops at the start of the program.
  • You must be able to demonstrate a passionate, driven mindset.
Note: This is not a hackathon or incubator. We do not accept participants with an existing company or product. Product guidelines are strict and our program is about developing an in-depth understanding of the entire business process.


Application Process:


  • Filling in an Eventbrite registration ticket is the first part of the process. Once you have filled this out you will be given the opportunity to submit additional registration information from Mid August.
  • We will assess and accept registrations that submit this additional registration information first.
  • Any remaining positions will be allocated randomly to applicants who have only completed Part 1.
  • If you are unsuccessful you will still have access to pre-registration for 2019.
  • We will review your registration and contact you via mobile phone to confirm your acceptance into the program.
  • This program will start with two launch days where your teams will be introduced to the basics of business.
  • Logistics around meeting times and compulsory dates will commence during Term 4


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