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6th edition of the My First Enterprise programme

Creative solutions with just 40 euros!

In the presence of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Luxembourg, the 6th edition of the My First Enterprise (MFE) final took place on the 4th of May at Deloitte Luxembourg. On the basis of a report analysed by a jury of professional experts, the 12 finalist teams – out of 75 participating teams from 14 secondary schools – were selected.

Judges delighted with the quality of the young people’s presentations

The jury, consisting of four members, was composed of: Ben Muller, Head of Engineering & Consulting at Paul Wurth Geprolux. Erny Huberty, Head of Corporate Marketing at Enovos Luxembourg, Francesca Messini, Partner & Sustainability Leader at Deloitte Luxembourg and Maryam Khabirpour, Audit Partner at Deloitte Luxembourg. They had the difficult task of selecting the three winning teams.

Developing management skills as early as possible

The aim of the programme is to develop young people’s entrepreneurial skills by giving them their first hands-on experience of business management and getting them to work in groups, manage money and interact with suppliers and consumers, thus preparing them for future projects such as the Mini-company programme. Over a period of 10 weeks, teams of 3-4 students were given a start-up capital of just €40, which they tried to grow by buying and selling small products, providing a service or manufacturing a product. The programme is open to students in their fourth year of secondary school.

The best teams have been rewarded

To determine the winners, the judges evaluated the teams’ pre-submitted reports, as well as the originality of the project and the presentation at the final.

The first prize was awarded to Spoti’Hats from the Lycée Robert-Schuman Luxembourg. The three winners: Camille Page, Inès Godart and Ylang Andreux impressed the jury not only with their convincing presentation, but also with the remarkable originality of their product. The students sewed bob hats which they then personalised with a Spotify code featuring a song or music album of their customer’s choice. Spot their hats, scan the unique code and discover a music album! This is definitely a must-have for the 2023 festival season!

The second prize went to Team JJA team consisting of Amélie Wohlgenannt, Julie Mangers-Bastian and Julie Weirich, three students from Schengen-Lyzeum Perl. The three students made candles of various designs and convinced the jury with their team spirit and their well-written and detailed report.

The third prize went to Team A Bit Of Me team from the Ecole Privée Marie-Consolatrice, consisting of Indy Marques Ferreira, Inês Sousa Soares, Jade Gonçalves Da Silva and Mariana Marques Ribeiro. The students made wooden key rings that could be personalised for each client. The jury highlighted their strong brand identity, as well as their communication strategy and impressive profit.

This year, the jury also awarded two special mentions: One to the Odorem team from Maacher Lycée for their excellent ability to overcome challenges and find solutions and one to Soap Opera from CDSE – Annexe Junglinster, for their team spirit and the originality of their presentation.