#GetOnStage \ Junior Enterprises creating Junior Enterprises

From BDSU and Academy Consult

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The Junior Enterprise concept is today mainly spread and enlarged through JADE and other international confederations. What is the role of Junior Enterprises towards sustainable enlargement to new countries? Academy Consult gives us a very good example of how can Junior Enterprises be involved.

The network of Junior Enterprise is growing on a daily basis. For 50 years the idea has spread worldwide. Through the BDSU the German JEs are able to work united. Due to the size of the city and its universities the JE from Munich “Academy Consult” is one of the most successful JEs in Germany.

In late 2011 a team headed to Johannesburg to found the first JE in South Africa. Early this year a new team from Academy Consult revived the project and today “The Consulting Academy Johannesburg” is very fruitful and remains in close contact with Academy Consult. The founding of further JEs on the African continent is already at work in order to expand the global network. In cooperation with JADE the network will be aligned with European standards.

The Consulting Academy in Johannesburg has a vision of introducing a student-run consulting firm to the South African business industry. The vision is to have experienced consultants upon graduation that have a strong and affirmed business acumen for the industry. In addition to this, The Consulting Academy aims to build and solidify a network base for businesses to tap into a sphere of fresh, young minds that bring a different yet effective perspective to the business world.

A second team is currently on-site in Kenia building up “The Consulting Academy Nairobi” and a team for founding a JE in the City of Cape Town in early 2018 is already forming, comprised of participants of Academy Consult and further German JEs.

BDSU is proud to home such a big project.

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