April 18, 2007 Junior Achievement (JA) Romania in co-operation with Junior Achievement Young Enterprise (JA-YE) Europe organized the JA-YE Europe Trade Fair from 29 March to 1 April in Bucharest, Romania. The event brought together 500 young entrepreneurs from 30 European countries, representing 80 student companies. The event was an opportunity for European secondary school student companies to show off their innovative ideas, to sell their products and services in a public setting and share their entrepreneurial spirit.
Prizes were awarded for outstanding achievement. The panel of judges assessed each student company on innovation, originality and presentation of products and services. Company TEAM J.A. from Italy was named as best company with the best business plan, market analysis and innovative product. They designed iBelts - personalised iPod belts.
"Freedom of movement, which makes our life easy and pleasant today, goes above and beyond the portability of objects. iTeam wishes to respond to that need by creating a product which combines utility and fashion, simplicity and passion," said Simona Eldahaby, Managing Director.
First Runner-up went to STEBEON from the Netherlands, which produced revolutionary holders for shampoo bottles.
Second Runner- up was given to QUIKSTITCH, Switzerland for their tiny hole puncher and other advertising giveaways.
Other prize winners included:
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