JIBS Entrepreneurship Challenge

JIBS arranges an annual student competition to stimulate entrepreneurship and creativity. The competition is developed to foster cross-disciplinary thinking and teamwork among students from School of Engineering and Jönköping International Business School.

Each year a different company is invited to present a problem they are encountering. The teams are then allowed 24 hours to come up with a solution and prepare a pitch to sell it. On the final day they pitch their solutions to a jury.

The best pitches are repeated in a grand final, open for all students and faculty. Winning team and runner ups get prizes for the equivalent of up to 130.000 SEK in total. 

The winning team 2023

The winners of JIBS Entrepreneurship Challenge 2023, from the left: Musaab Mohamed Abdi, Aadil Binsaj, Olivia Lagerlöf, och Meltem Eray Musa. ”We wanted to go a bit crazy”.


JIBS Entrepreneurship Challenge is based on a donation from the Lennart “Aktiestinsen” Israelsson’s foundation. Lennart Israelsson, born in 1916, made his fortune buying stocks. He bought his first stock in 1946 for 600 sek and at most the value of his portfolio grew to over 140 million sek!

Entrepreneurship Academy

The 2024 edition of the Entrepreneurship Challenge will take place on 15-17 April.

The challenge is arranged by the student association Entrepreneurship Academy on JIBS. Entrepreneurship Academy's mission is to promote and foster entrepreneurship among students at Jönköping University. Through workshops, lectures and events, their vision is to enable students to turn their ideas into a reality.

Read more about Entrepreneurship Academy here. External link, opens in new window.

Find all the details about the Grand final 2024 here.

Programme for the Grand Final 2024 (17 April at14-17 pm inB1033 at JIBS)

  • Welcome from the JIBS Student Association.
  • The company present their business case challenge and their expectations of the students.
  • The finalists present their pitches before the jury.
  • Interviews with the finalists.
  • The jury announce the winning teams.
  • A word from the winning team.
  • Grand Final ends