Check out the winners of the Uskalla Yrittää finals from previous years. This page lists the best JA companies in Finland.
Böördigolf, Harjavallan keskustan koulu
Böördigolf comes from Satakunta, from Harjavalta School. The company’s business idea is to sell used golf balls via e-commerce. The company established during the JA Company Program has continued its activities and the company’s website can be found at https://boordigolf.com.
Bugman's Best, Etelä-Tapiola Upper Secondary School
Bugman’s Best was founded at the Etelä-Tapiola Upper Secondary School, and it is a company that grows house crickets and produces snack bars of them. In addition, the company gives presentations on insect food in various events. The JA company became a limited company after the program and won bronze at the European final in Serbia in the summer of 2018. Read more at https://www.bugmansbest.com.
Bulletin.ai, University of Turku
Bulletin.ai comes from Turku and the company helps the media to pick up the most important news by using artificial intelligence. The team participated in the European final of JA Start Up in the summer of 2018 and won the Accenture Award. Read more about the company: https://bulletin.ai.
Jeten's Paw, HJ. Nortamon koulu
The HA company produced durable, well-made, practical, comfortable and exquisitely pleasing dogs’ straps, as well as survival bracelets and keychains for humans. In addition to the straps, the JA company also sold other dog supplies and toys that were made using old clothes.
Windy Birch, Kainuu Vocational College
Windy Birch comes from Kajaani and is a company that manufactures domestic design products for interior design. Read more: facebook.com/windybirchfinland.
Entis, Universities in Turku
Entis (ENTOMOPHAGY SOLUTIONS OY) is an insect pioneer company and offers its customers tasty and exciting products. At present, their product range includes cricket chocolate and cricket smoothie. The company also received seed funding of EUR 200,000 in August 2018. Read more: https://www.entis.fi.
kht Liefde, Oulun normaalikoulu
The JA company produced handmade, unique hobby horses and sold them online and at events. During the JA-year, the company sold over 50 hobby horses. Entrepreneur Lotta has continued with the hobby horses and the Instagram account can be found at instagram.com/hymyilevahevonen.
I'm Blue, Etelä-Tapiola Upper Secondary School
I’m Blue is a company founded by four high-school students at Etelä-Tapiola Upper Secondary School and they make blueberry lemonade. The JA company became a limited liability company after the program and now their lemonade is available at different stores around Finland. Explore them and read more: http://imblue.fi.
The Great Escape
The Great Escape, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences
The Great Escape is an escape room in Kajaani that was developed by students at Kajaani University of Applied Science’s NY Start Up course. The structure of the company has changed over the years, but the escape room is still in Kajaani. Read more: http://www.thegreatescape.fi/.
Outside Movies, Seinäjoen yhteiskoulu
The company’s business idea was an outdoor movie theater. At the event, customers watched the movie in their cars or in their mopeds and the sound came through the radio. The JA company event was held at Seinäjoki Arena’s parking lot in April 2015 and visitors watched the movie on a 14-square-foot screen.
Dimeno Safety, Sedu Vocational College
Dimeno Safety was founded by three energetic young women. Dimeno offers in-depth services within the security sector: rescue and safety plans, first aid and firefighting training, security surveys, safety industry presentations and nursing services.
Activer, Turku universities
The Activer team developed a next-generation mobile application that helps athletes find a similar people for running, tennis and other sports arenas. Its purpose was also to facilitate the finding different sporting events.
Earth Thinking, Högstadiet i Petalax
The company’s business idea was to sell lanterns made of recycled material. They won because of their personalized products where the interior design element combines with recycling and practicality. The jury also appreciated well-structured team, positive attitude, performance and potential to continue as a real company.
Pönttöpäät, Ressu Upper Secondary School
The company’s business idea was to sell self-made birdhouses. The jury was assured the way the company created and built a story around the products making it more than just a bird house. The jury was also delighted that every member of the team is a strong link in the team.
Blokut, Turku universities
Blokut built and updated a Turku-based kaduilla.fi portal. Portal was active until 2016.