This week was #UFSTHLM 2017 week. Many of our senior economy students presented their UF companies at the annual Junior Achievement Convention in Stockholm.
During this convention, each team of students presented their company. Each company represents a concept the students have taken from idea to action. Creating a UF company is a hands-on task. A task that lasts for a full academic year. Students write business plans; plan and implement marketing; work through development challenges; create, monitor and follow-up all economic aspects of running their company – it is a holistic task. With the support of a coach, students lead their own learning.
On Monday, VRG had 14 companies represented:
On Wednesday, four VRG companies were recognized for winning one of the competition categories:
Best Booth went to EcoBorn UF. A company that makes and sells eco-friendly baby clothes with already colored cotton. You can read about their company’s idea in this article: Tonårskillarna som vill minska gifterna i babyskläder In addition, EcoBornUF won 2nd place in Best UF Company.
Best Service went to UngKarriärUF. A company that creates podcasts about different careers students may be interested in. They interview people who are working actively in the chosen career about the path they took to get there and what type of everyday tasks they accomplish. You can listen here>> to listen to their latest podcast where they interview a Community Manager.
Best Product went to FREYCashmereUF. A company that sell eco-friendly cashmere
scarves made (partially) of recycled threads. In
addition, customers are encouraged to donate an old scarf when they buy a new one. The donated scarves are then taken to charity. Their motto is “a scarf for a scarf.” You can read more about their sustainable idea in this article: En halsduk för en halsduk
Best Business Plan (4th year in a row VRGD has won this award) went to SafeWomanUF. A company that sells an “all-in-one” kit of products to aid women’s defense and security.
Congratulations to all of our UF companies – #stolt.
Thanks also to Henrik & Alexandra (UF coaches) for all your support!
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