THE Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, 49 ministers, journalists and business executives will be their mentors student start-ups which will be presented to student competition of non-profit organization “Junior Achievement Greece” for 2024.

Inspirational mentors “adopt” from a student start-up and hold two meetings with the team they support. The Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who participates in the institution every year since its inception, accepted the invitation again this year and is an inspirational mentor in the virtual business created on the EPAL Chaidari Model.

Mentors will be, among others, the Minister of Education, Religion and Sports, Kyriakos Pierrakakis, the Minister of National Economy and Finance, Kostis Hatzidakis, the Minister of State, Akis Skertsos, the Minister of Social Cohesion and Family, Sofia Zaharakis, the Minister of Digital Governance, Dimitris Papastergiou, and the Deputy Ministers of Education, Zetta Makri and Domna Michailidou. The president and general director of the Athenian-Macedonian News Agency, Emilios Perdikaris, and the journalist of APE-MPE, Sofia Papadopoulou, also participate in the institution.

“The institution of inspirational mentors is of particular value because it offers students the opportunity to have direct communication with personalities they would hardly be able to meet otherwise, it opens their horizons, strengthens their self-confidence and gives impetus to their dreams,” he said the chairman of the Board of Directors of JA Greece, Emilios Kyriakou.

The competition for students aged 15-21 is under the patronage of the President of the Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

In the two previous years, the students who distinguished themselves in the Greek competition won the first pan-European prize of Junior Achievement, in 2022 the student virtual business “Microgreens-Magicgreens” from the Experimental High School of Kilkis and in 2023 “Isometricks” from the Experimental High School of the University of Macedonia .