Here are the winning startups of €10,000 prizes at JuniorUp!


For the first time, Junior Achievement of Albania brings a competition that exceeds the expectations of previous startup competitions, a unique format with even greater rewards for the winners. JuniorUp held the finale of a long mentoring process on Thursday, September 15, 2022.

Blerina Guga, Chief executive of Junior Achievement of Albania welcomed the guests, remembering with nostalgia the journey of JuniorUp and the seven finalists who were anxiously waiting to make their presentations. Gerion Treska, program manager, continued by explaining the "rules of the game", as he called them. The finalists would only have 3 minutes to present before the jury quenched their curiosity by asking them even more questions about their business models.

The following sat on the jury:
- Martin Mata, AADF Co-Executive Director
- Aleksandër Sarapuli, Co-Executive Director of AADF
- Elvin Guri, Entrepreneur and Investor
- Dorin Rama, Executive Director of Crimson Finance Fund Albania
- Kushtrim Xhakli, Director of Connected Inventions

Participating startups were trained for 150 hours by 8 experts from different business aspects and 1 foreign expert. The ideas that made it to the finals are as follows:

- Arbis - a business in the field of clothing styling which will offer personalized designs, presented by Arla Çarçiu.

- Crazy Creative House - a creative agency focused on UI/UX design, to bring unique and user-friendly solutions for businesses, presented by Kristi Kumria.

- Dora Creative - a marketing agency that works entirely with freelancers, presented by Oriana Çekrezi and Antonio Demiri.

- LikSad e-bikes - an electric bike rental business and city guides, presented by Sadi Lika.

- Performo - a platform that brings sports coaches together with professional athletes and the fields where they can perform training, presented by Fjona Huta.

- Switch Technologies - a programming academy currently based in the city of Elbasan, presented by Kleo Zane and Klised Rungo.

The winners of the final night were announced: Dora Creative, LikSad e-bikes, and Switch Technologies, each receiving a €10,000 prize.

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