Xzibit wins!

Fotor0509145021The Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Malta Foundation would like to congratulate the winners of the HSBC Company of the Year Programme, ‘Xzibit’ a team of 8 students from De La Salle College.  Their idea was based on social enterprise principles where the team set up a project to give artists of all kind a chance to be seen and recognized.

‘Xzibit’ will be representing Malta at the JA-YE European Finals to be held in London later on this year.

The Final Presentation Awards Ceremony was held Wednesday, 1st May 2013, at Le Meridien, St. Julians.
1st runner up, ‘PluggedIn’ from Verdala International High School and the 2nd runners up, ‘Suds’ from G.F. Abela Junior College, were also announced.

The evening was an occasion for the participating teams to celebrate and shine.  Nine teams, with a total of 58 students, progressed to the final stages of the competition: HoldIt, Sort It Out, Cryo-Wear, Zipped, Suds, ThinkSync, PluggedIn, iDesign Bureau, and Xzibit. These teams should be commended for their perseverance and dedication throughout this course.

10 signature awards were also presented on the night and these were:

1      The Best Business Plan Award presented by Deloitte –Won by Zipped from St. Aloysius College

2      The Best Presented Financial Statements Award presented by Deloitte – Won by  Zipped from St. Aloysius College

3      The Best use of Technology Award presented by Playmobil – Won by iDesign Bureau from St. Martin’s College

4      The Best HR & Operations Award presented by Farsons – Won by Zipped from St. Aloysius College

5      The Most Creative Product/Service award presented by Debono Group – Won by ThinkSync from St. Aloysius College

6      Adpro Award for Best Quality System presented by Adpro Instruments Ltd. – Won by Zipped from St. Aloysius College

7      The Best Presentation Award presented by Vsquared– Won by Xzibit from De La Salle College

8      The Social Enterprise Award presented by Microsoft –Won by Xzibit from De La Salle College

9      The Best Implementation of Marketing & Sales Strategies Award presented by CIM – Won by Zipped from St. Aloysius College

Two students were also chosen for Deloitte internship – Gabriella Gauci Borda from St. Aloysius College and Michael Dingli from G.F. Abela Junior College.

Presenting the awards was Hon Minister Evarist Bartolo, who in turn, was also acknowledged for the work in Education by the Chairman Michael Ellul Vincenti, who presented him with the John Harper Award.

Participants in the Company Programme, typically aged between 16 and 19, set up and run their own business over the course of the academic year. This successful initiative gives youths the opportunity to unveil their entrepreneurial potential and develop skills that will help them in their professional and personal futures.

This year, 153 students will also be receiving a certificate for participating in Module 1 of the Programme: The Deloitte Business Plan.  This initiative gave the opportunity to 16 year olds to complete a business plan, and present this to a formal panel of judges.  Pitching an idea at this age is quite a feat when one considers the tender age of these students.

The Board members of the Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Malta Foundation would like to thank all those persons who have offered their support throughout this year.  Of special mention are the corporate sponsors: HSBC Malta Foundation, Deloitte, Microsoft, and Atlas Insurance, who made all of this possible. Their belief in Malta’s future entrepreneurs is clearly evident in their sustenance of the Foundation.

A big thanks also goes to the judges, link teachers, business advisors, and the Alumni who have shared their knowledge and experience to guide these students in this journey. They have worked towards extending the learning curve of the Company Programme and made yet another year of this initiative successful.

For further information about the programme, please visit our website: http://cp.youngenterprise.org.mt   Contact us through email: info@youngenterprise.org.mt, or call on 21244991. Find us on Facebook.

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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