JA Founders Lunch on January 25, 2017

Join host Ben Edgerton, founder of Contigo, as we welcome a new year and 12 new cohorts of JA teen entrepreneurs. With the help of Austin's entrepreneurial community and business and civic leaders, 300 local teens will launch a real business through the JA Company Program in 2017.

At JA Founders Lunch, local entrepreneurs connect with one another and discuss opportunities to engage with others who are passionate about fostering entrepreneurship among local youth. Our January 2017 lunch features opportunities to invest in the JA Entrepreneurship Track - inspiring and preparing the next generation of entrepreneurs. Opportunities range from $10/month to sponsor the software license for a cohort of entrepreneurs to $5,000 to support 10 student entrepreneurs.

Thank you to Jesse Weber and Newmark for sponsoring January's JA Founders Lunch.


Do I have to be an entrepreneur to attend?

No. Entrepreneurial skills can be used in many types of environments and careers. Empowering young people is a cause we can all rally around, regardless of our current day job.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please call or text us at 512.710.5437. You may email us at rsvp@jacentex.org for any questions about our events or programs.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. If you are coming in the place of the ticket purchaser, please share with us their name when you arrive.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Absolutely. We are building a diverse community of entrepreneurs who are role models for our students. Seasoned entrepreneurs and investors, aspiring entrepreneurs and passionate advocates for youth entrepreneurship are always welcome.


Junior Achievement inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy. With the help of Austin's vibrant entrepreneurial community, 300 local students will start their own businesses in 2017 through the JA Company Program. Through a diverse network of trained volunteers, JA teaches the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, financial literacy and career readiness to 5,000 K-12 students in the greater Austin area annually.