Stories Archives - Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum (JWEF).



September 9, 2013 in Asia & Oceania, Global, JWEF Newsfeed, Stories - No Comment

THE Owe$ome Interview: About Owe$ome: The Owe$ome team lead by Ms. Joann Soon, Creative Director and Ms. Sue Lin, Managing Director had won the AngelHack Malaysia competition in June and will be competing at AngelHack World in Silicon Valley, San Francisco in September. Despite being full time employees, the entrepreneurial spirit of the team brought [...]

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Mentor’s Thoughts: Waves After Waves Of Positive Energy

August 27, 2013 in JWEF Newsfeed, Leadership, Startbook, Stories - No Comment

It takes a lot of positivity, mental and emotional balance to do what entrepreneurs do(and to succeed at it well). There will be many ups and downs in the journey, but that should not have a negative impact on the product or your customers. Build a positive frame of mind and use that to nurture [...]

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Toms Shoes’ Self-Feeding Business Model

April 6, 2013 in Financial Skills, JWEF Newsfeed, Stories - No Comment

Toms Shoes was founded by Blake Mycoskie on the basis that compassion and giving could make difference. After a trip to Argentina, during which Mycoksie witnessed abject poverty (and a large number of shoeless children), he set out to build a company that not only sold Argentine alpargata-designed shoes, but one that would donate one shoe for every one [...]


Story : Bolivian housing with plastic bottles

April 6, 2013 in JWEF Newsfeed, Stories - No Comment

In one year, the production of plastic bottles… In one year, the production of plastic bottles requires millions of barrels of oil, according to The Earth Policy Institute. The transportation of bottled water from its source to stores releases thousands of tons of carbon dioxide and Americans alone purchase 29 billion bottles of water per [...]


Story : G. Gauthereau about FAILURE

April 6, 2013 in JWEF Newsfeed, Leadership, Stories - No Comment

Inability to scale, outsourcing, and customer acquisition costs are among the many challenges entrepreneurs face within the first few years of a startup’s operations. A 2012 University of Tennesseestudy revealed that 25% of startups failed in their first year, 36% failed in their second year, and 44% failed in their third year. With my second startup, [...]


Story : Rose Cameron from WAT-AAH!

April 6, 2013 in JWEF Newsfeed, Marketing Skills, Stories - No Comment

Rose Cameron (pictured below) deserves a great deal of respect for her entrepreneurialism and her commitment to helping improve our society. To help fight all of the health risks associated with soft drinks and other beverages marketed to children, Cameron decided to invent a brand of water marketed primarily to children.   One night, while watching her [...]