Europe’s future is in the hands of its young people. It is your energy and creativity that will produce the new ideas and start-ups of tomorrow. Europe’s Junior Enterprises are leading the way.
I believe that Junior Enterprises represent a best practice to foster hard and soft skills, the development of an entrepreneurial mindset and of a proactive attitude: this is why I believe that a further spread of the JE concept in European countries would benefit both students, the youth, and ultimately the society, and I encourage local institution to give to the JE movement support and recognition.
As we face these challenging economic times, it is vital that both Industry leaders and European Union leaders nurture the entrepreneurial spirit and skillset of the young people of Europe. Microsoft embraces the urgency of this entrepreneurial challenge. We view partnerships such as the one with JADE as vital first step in addressing these challenges.