Teams “Plastic Worms” and “Toys for Dogs” win the 2018 Ambassador’s Entrepreneurial Challenge (December 17, 2018)

The U.S. Embassy’s 6th annual Ambassador’s Entrepreneurial Challenge (AEC) finals took place in Helsinki December 13 – 14, 2018. The AEC is a nationwide program in which middle and high school students form teams to pitch original entrepreneurial concepts in English. The U.S. Embassy invited 16 teams (46 students and 12 mentors) from around Finland ...
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Significantly Expanded Ambassador’s Entrepreneurship Challenge Selects Two Winners (December 1, 2017)

On November 31 and December 1, 2017, the U.S. Embassy organized the Ambassador’s Entrepreneurial Challenge (AEC) finals in Helsinki. This nationwide program invites middle and high school students to form teams of up to four to pitch, in three-minutes, an original entrepreneurial concept in English. Post received more than 150 applications in early October from which it selected ...
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Ambassador’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Is Back! (November 30, 2017)

Ambassador’s Entrepreneurial Challenge 2017 – an entrepreneurial contest for students around Finland – is culminating in national finals this week. On Thursday, November 30, 15 teams arriving from different regions (Rovaniemi, Oulu, Turku, Tampere, Vaasa, Kuopio, Jyväskylä, and the capital area) meet in Helsinki for a day of exciting workshops. On Friday, December 1, teams pitch their ideas to ...
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Winner of the 2016 Ambassador’s Entrepreneurial Challenge: Team Moo Free

U.S. Embassy Finland is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Ambassador’s Entrepreneurial Challenge – Team Moo Free (in Finnish: Ei Muuta)! These two young ladies, Ella Martikainen (15) and Kukka Walden (15), who recently became vegans, noticed to their annoyance that there are no vegan ice cream substitute products here in Finland that ...
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Team AMVibrate Wins Ambassador’s Entrepreneurial Challenge 2015

Hats off to Team AMVibrate who won the Ambassador’s Entrepreneurial Challenge 2015 with their groundbreaking hearing device! This fantastic team from Schildt High School in Jyväskylä left the AEC Grand Final with some seed money for their business and boarding passes to the United States to study entrepreneurship there. The runner-ups in the final was ...
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Ambassador Oreck Visits the Schildt Upper Secondary School (Home to the Winners of the Ambassador’s Entrepreneurial Challenge!)

U.S. Ambassador Bruce J. Oreck visited the Schildt Upper Secondary school in Jyväskylä on March 5, 2015. He discussed entrepreneurship and future global challenges with the students. The visit was a follow-up to the Ambassador’s Entrepreneurial Challenge (AEC), which brought students from all over Finland to Helsinki to pitch their business ideas.
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Team Nuoriosaa.fi Wins the 2014 Ambassador’s Entrepreneurial Challenge

Team Nuoriosaa.fi is the winner of 2014 Ambassador’s Entrepreneurial Challenge. The team seeks to address unemployment among youth aged 15-24 in Finland. The final of this year’s AEC took place on Thursday, November 20, 2014. Team Nuoriosaa.fi comes from Cygnaeus-lukio in Jyväskylä. More images available through the U.S. Embassy Finland Flickr album . More information about the Ambassador’s Entrepreneurial Challenge .
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