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2015-04-07

24 hours of creativity and entrepreneurship

On 15 April, students will compete in solving a challenge for the media industry. They will also have the opportunity to listen to the Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation.

For the fourth time Jönköping International Business School hosts JIBS Entrepreneurship Challenge; a competition that stimulates creativity, entrepreneurship and teamwork. The challenge this year concerns the media industry. First prize is SEK 60,000.

Location: Jönköping International Business School, Room B1024

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 15 9:45 am to about 13:30 pm

Schedule for the whole day

More information about the event

Students from JIBS and the School of Engineering will work together to solve a real life company problem, which will be revealed when the challenge begins, but will concern the media industry. 38 teams signed up for the contest and out of these, 15 have been selected to participate.

The event begins on the afternoon of 13 April when the chosen teams will visit the company that has provided the challenge. On the morning of April 14, they will start working, and have 24 hours in which to come up with a solution and prepare a pitch.

On April 15, the teams will present their solutions for juries composed of representatives from the School of Engineering, JIBS, Science Park and the business community. The six best teams will make their presentations a second time for an audience in a grand finale. The winning team wins SEK 60,000 and an additional three teams will win SEK 30,000 each.

Before the grand finale starts, Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation will a short lecture, which is open to all students. He will speak about the climate for entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs and innovation in Sweden, and the presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

The prize money comes from a donation by Lennart Israelsson.