Let us introduce to you a list of student enterprises currently in the program.
Some have just launched, some already serving real clients, others looking for partners or investors. Dig in, get inspired, join forces, or invest. You never know, one of them might be the next big thing!
Find out more about LEAF Academy’s entrepreneurial activities and classes.
Every Monday morning, Assembly brings the whole school community together. Through the sharing of personal stories, talents, ideas, and experiences of our students and staffulty, we facilitate the delivery of quality content that both entertains and provides valuable learning outcomes. This time spent together helps us connect with each other and stay in touch, contributing to the dynamics of the community. At the moment, we are broadcasting a live show that is streamed instead of having the regular offline meetups due to the current situation.
Nhung Nguyen Thi Hong
Cánh Diều is a project founded with the mission of connecting Slovak-Vietnamese children with their roots, through a series of Vietnamese language and culture classes, along with workshops on the food, art and traditions of Vietnam. We aspire to help Slovak-Vietnamese children have a better understanding of their heritage, communicate more effectively with their families in Vietnamese and develop a connection and love for their roots.
Nhung Nguyen Thi Hong
Nguyen Hanh Nguyen
We believe that your fashion choices matter.
FRUĽA is a young initiative with the focus on local sustainable fashion industry. Our aim is to raise awareness about the importance of sustainable lifestyle and promote responsible fashion choices to the general public. On top of that, we sell our own unique designs. We upcycle textile waste and give it one more chance to shine via our online shop.
Inako is a young initiative that is trying to destigmatize mental health in the eyes of young people on the grounds of the Slovak Republic. We are aiming to bring discussion about mental health to schools and help middle schoolers with the transition to high school. We are bothered by the fact that mental health is not brought up anywhere in our educational system and yet, it is such an important part of our life. Through the form of in-school workshops, social media impact, and various events for the public, inako wants to fight the stigma around the topic of mental health.
Matej Adam Balint
International Diplomacy Platform
International Diplomacy Platform organizes unique programs for youths and empowers the organizers of diplomatic events to create exceeding projects.
Yurii Hrytsak (Co-Founder)
Denys Heryavenko (Co-Founder)
Jana Šimeková (current student)
Lucia Šikulová (alumni)
MEDCON aspires to build a community of people that could strive to improve the healthcare system in Slovakia. We organize a medical seminar called “KaSMED” which consists of finding the most suitable diagnosis and treatment for clinical case study and solving clinical problems as well as a research paper competition called “Žurnalistika pre mladých vedcov”. We hope that through applying theoretical knowledge from STEM subjects, participants get an opportunity to try how it feels to be a health professional or scientist.
Model European Parliament
Model European Parliament Slovakia is an NGO striving to educate high-schoolers through meaningful debate about current topics that matter locally, but also globally. We organise model conferences that simulate committees of the European Parliament in which the participants take on the roles of delegates of individual countries. We strive to make youth involved in current affairs and to bring the processes of the European Union into their lives.
Dominika Jurášová, Jakub Holák, Dominika Kleinová, Nina Nemethová, Yura Hrytsak
My Mind is a student project focused on spreading information about mental health issues and mental illnesses. The aim is to lower the stigma around this topic in Slovakia. Our main goal right now is collecting relevant information and ways to find help on our website, Moja Mysel, we also feature personal stories of all kinds of people who live with these problems and overcome all kinds of obstacles.
NEuTEČ (Do Not Runoff) is a civic association that strives to familiarize Slovaks with concepts of rain gardens, green infrastructure, and preventing the urban rainwater runoff.
We actively work on the development of green infrastructure in the region of Bratislava in order to minimize the surface rainwater runoff and to improve our urban climate. On top of the development, NEuTEČ focuses on educating and raising awareness of the general public regarding the importance of responsible water management.
Andrej Hrmo, Yelyzaveta Husieva, Amin Sani, Alice Tyfova, Timotej Kopča
We are a team of high school students who have been developing ways on how to make education more suitable for today’s generation. Together we came up with a social media platform concept that solves all the pain points which we experienced while working on Project Picoballoon and many other projects which included students from other EU countries. Noove is dedicated to the international collaboration of students and professionals on a path to modern education. Through this collaboration, we are able to create unique opportunities for self-development for every student.
Michael Filip McLean
Members outside LEAF Academy:
Coffee is poetry in a cup.
We’re a family coffee roastery from a small city of Levice with a passion for poetry. Our goal is to introduce the beauty of all the different flavors coffee has to people who haven’t had a chance to discover it yet. That is why we thoroughly choose high-quality coffee beans from farms all around the world and roast it with love so that its natural taste unfolds. We take it as our mission to make peoples’ days better and leave them with pleasure from each cup of coffee. That is why we add an original poem written by us to each of our packages to improve their day.
Our priority is the selection of interesting beans, freshness, and love with which we approach this commodity. We roast the coffee in small amounts so that each package of our coffee has its personal approach, passion, and its own story.
Matej Ševčík, Filip Kupka
Publika is a space for opinions and discussion. We are a platform for texts and videos about current events, whether in politics, society or culture.
We believe that ideas shape the world and our current age of social media doesn’t allow for quality debate. That is why we decided to enter the Slovak media market with an innovative format that allows people with diverse backgrounds to present their ideas and opinions.
We don’t limit ourselves with just presenting ideas – we strive to explain them and help people better understand the opinions of others.
We started back in 2018 as cejndz.sk, where we published analyses and comments of events happening both in Slovakia and around the world. We have decided to rebrand in 2020 and create a space for more available formats. We are Publika – a space for modern discourse.
Jakub Andrej Filčák
The name of our enterprise is Spotlight and we are a starting clothing brand. Our vision is to sell sustainable streetwear-modern clothing for a reasonable price. We create our own unique designs, buy the textile from a local producer that is sustainable, and we provide the possibility of recycling the clothes if our customers end it back to us.
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