Opening of the Trading Session, Friday, January 27, 2017 The best "Virtual Businesses" of Junior Achievement Greece
|27 January 2017|
|Opening of the Trading Session, Friday, January 27, 2017|
|The best "Virtual Businesses"|
|of Junior Achievement Greece|
The Athens Stock Exchange welcomed in today's opening of the trading session the best «Virtual Businesses» of Junior Achievement Greece.
In 2016, the Athens Stock Exchange opened its doors to extrovert-oriented listed and unlisted companies with successful business plans, innovative ideas, and efficient management teams. We shall continue to welcome entrepreneurship stories at the Opening and Closing of the trading sessions of the Athens Stock Exchange.
The Athens Stock Exchange, expanding the initiative already implemented on informing and educating secondary and post-secondary education students about the Athens Stock Exchange and the concept of shareholding, welcomed for the first time students that declared the session open and presented their own «Virtual Business».
More specifically, it hosted students from the 1st General High School of Kalymnos, the Alonia Pieria Junior High, the High School of Psychiko College, and the 2nd High School of Arsakeio Psychiko, who excelled in the National Competition of the «Best Virtual Business» program, presenting their own businesses.
The international program «Virtual Business» has been implemented in junior highs and high schools throughout Greece for the last 11 years by the non-profit educational organization «Junior Achievement Greece», under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs. The Team «Kalymnos Climbing Escape» excelled in the respective 2015 Greek Competition. In the Greek Competition held on June 24, 2016, the Team «Smileybin» from the Junior High of Alonia Pieria won first place, followed by the Team «MAPP» of the High School of Psychiko College, and Team «Epeikon» from the 2nd High School of Arsakeio Psychiko.
The CEO of the ASE, Sokratis Lazaridis, congratulated all students, their teachers, and Junior Achievement Greece for this excellent initiative and stated:
«The Athens Stock Exchange shall support entrepreneurship and the initiatives of Junior Achievement Greece that provides experiential training to young people.
It is with great pleasure that we welcome these young people that experiment on the idea of entrepreneurship, establish virtual companies, design products and services, and come up with innovative ideas.
This initiative is significant for one more reason; the students dared to put themselves out there, and publicly present their "businesses". It is the opportunity to showcase the value created by effort, and in collaboration with their classmates, as well as with external volunteering partners. This challenge to achieve extroversion is needed now more than ever.
This effort is even more important, because it can motivate other young people to engage in entrepreneurship and feel what it is like to create things whose value is respected globally".
The President of Junior Achievement Greece, Litsa Panagiotopoulou, stated: "The efforts of Junior Achievement Greece focus on the introduction of young students to the modern business world, to facilitate their fast integration and functioning in the 21st century, as well as to help and encourage their decision to thrive. Today's unique event -pioneering for the Athens Stock Exchange and Junior Achievement Greece- coupled with the cooperation and participation of the ASE provides them with the opportunity to get to know and learn about of the basic operating mechanisms of modern markets; an experience not easily gained at a young age. It shall greatly contribute to our efforts, and the work of Junior Achievement Greece".
The General Director of Junior Achievement Greece, Argyris Tzikopoulos, stated: "Junior Achievement Greece offers Greek students many opportunities to successfully follow the path to innovation and entrepreneurship. Today's memorable event at the ASE was one of them, because it honored all participating students and gave them the chance to meet important people. Now, they want to set higher goals, and we are certain they are eager enough to achieve them".
For all of us here at the Athens Stock Exchange, it is important to contribute to a mentality change from consumption to production and from savings to investment.
The question is how fast can investment activity be developed, within a globalized and continuously changing milieu, and how will it shape the country's productive fabric that will determine the terms of production for the next 50 years.
|00:00||Greeting Mr. Pantelis Lamprou, Strategic Communication & Market Analysis Division|
|05:32||Speech Mr. Argyris Tzikopoulos, General Director of Junior Achievement Greece|
|11:32||Journalist Ms. Maria Giannetou, Head of Press and Public Relations "Virtual Businesses" of Junior Achievement Greece|
|13:02||Team «Kalymnos Climbing Escape|
|27:11||Journalist Ms. Maria Giannetou, Head of Press and Public Relations "Virtual Businesses" of Junior Achievement Greece|
|27:52||Team«Εpeikon», 2nd High School of Arsakeio Psychiko|
|36:58||Journalist Ms. Maria Giannetou, Head of Press and Public Relations "Virtual Businesses" of Junior Achievement Greece|
|37:30||Team «ΜΑPP», High School of Psychiko College|
|48:17||Team «Smileybin», High School of Alonia Pieria|
|58:39||Speech Ms. Litsa Panagiotopoulou, President of Junior Achievement Greece|
|1:15:16||Position Mr.Sokratis Lazaridis, CEO of the ASE|
|Video of the event of January 27, 2017|
|Presentation of the best «Virtual Businesses» of Junior Achievement Greece|
|Highlights of the event of January 27, 2017||Opening the event of January 27, 2017|
| Statements Ms. Panagiota Frangos |
Team «Kalymnos Climbing Escape
1st General High School of Kalymnos
| Statements Mr. Thanos Karamitsos |
High School of Psychiko College
| Statements Ms.Helen Markopoulos |
High School of Psychiko College
| Statements κας. Tania Pantelidou |
High School of Alonia Pieria
| Statements κας.Dimitra Chatziangelaki |
2nd High School of Arsakeio Psychiko
| Statements κας. Iro Zioudrou |
High School of Alonia Pieria
| Statements κου. Panagiotis Gellos |
Volunteer, Founder Conferience
| Statements κου. George Doukidis |
Professor Athens University of Economics
Vice President of Junior Achievement Greece
| Statements κου. John Risopoulos |
Journalist, Board Member Junior Achievement Young
| Statements κου. Helen Shkodra, |
Life & Business Coach
| Statements κου. Gerasimos Skouras |
|Photos of the event|
The best "Virtual Businesses" of Junior Achievement Greece
1st Prize - 2015: 1st General High School of Kalymnos: "Kalymnos Climbing Escape"
- "Κalymnos Climbing Escape": A website showcasing in an innovative and distinctive way how Kalymnos has recently become the top international destination for climbing, boasting high quality rocks, and over 2,500 signposted routes.
1st Prize - 2016: High School of Alonia Pieria: "Smileybin"
- European Innovation Award "MetLife Life Changer Award", and European "Leading Personality Award" to the President of "Smileybin", Maria Kokala.
- "SMILEYBIN": A smart recycling bin with a user reward system. Recyclable materials are weighed, and discount points are collected towards either municipal taxes or stores.
2nd Prize - 2016: High School of Psychiko College: "Μapp"
- "Mapp" (Marathon APPlication): A mobile app that aims to promote the Authentic Marathon of Athens. It provides an innovative tracking service that enables tracking and tracing of runners.
3rd Prize - 2016: 2nd High School of Arsakeio Psychiko: "Epeikon"
- "Εpeikon": A mobile app combined with VR cardboard glasses, virtually transferring users to the Temple of Epicurean Apollo -a 5th century BC monument-, aiming to promote Greek civilization and reinforce the Greek economy.
About Junior Achievement Greece
Junior Achievement Greece is the Greek chapter of Junior Achievement Worldwide, which is the largest and most longstanding non-profit educational organization in the world, implementing entrepreneurship programs and basic economic principles in 122 countries, with the participation of over 10 million students per year. Junior Achievement was established in the US approximately 100 years ago.
For 11 consecutive years, Junior Achievement Greece has been implementing modern global educational programs in primary, secondary and post-secondary educational institutions, under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs.
The work of Junior Achievement Greece is supported by teachers and volunteers that selflessly offer their time to implement those programs. All JAG initiatives are implemented at no cost for the children, since they are financed through sponsorships from institutions, member-companies, and private individuals.
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