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.
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!
This year's 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.
JIBS Entrepreneurship Challenge 2021 - celebrating our 10th Anniversary
This year celebrates 10 years of the JIBS Entrepreneurship Challenge.
The competition will take place on the
12-14 April 2021, and due to the current situation with the coronavirus pandemic, will take place digitally.
The company that is providing the business case this year is IKEA.
Grand Final 2021
The final of the JIBS Entrepreneurship Challenge 2021 will be livestreamed on Wednesday 14 April at 16.00.