Great turnout to JFA-sponsored LEAP Jersey networking event

August 3, 2023

The Jersey Funds Association (JFA) was delighted to welcome so many people to a networking event last month, as part of its support of the LEAP Jersey programme this year.

The innovative leadership and entrepreneurship programme, organised through the Jersey College Foundation,  aims to foster female talent from across the globe by offering female students aged between 14 and 18 the opportunity to develop their business acumen before pitching for funding to finance a social enterprise project.

The event was held on 19 July at the Radisson Blu Waterfront hotel and involved more than 30 local companies as well as all the participants in this year's programme, who hailed from countries including Australia, China, Japan, Rwanda and the USA, as well as Jersey.

It formed part of the 10-day programme, during which participants received advice from a variety of mentors and experts before putting their ideas to a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style panel of judges.