CYE Business Competition
Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs Business Competition
Four Colorado businesses. Owners aged 6 to 21. Cash prizes of up to $1,500.
Every year we scour Colorado for the best youth businesses. We find youth who own a lawn mowing business, sell lemonade, make greeting cards, or run any other type of business, select the top businesses, and award those entrepreneurs with cash prizes and mentoring.
Our panel of business and education judges has reviewed all the entries and selected the finalists. On September 10 at the Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs, we announced the winners of the four categories. Guests enjoyed a reception with the winners and finalists, and during dinner heard great stories from a few of our young, inspiring program participants.
Ages 6 – 11
- Critters and Creations – Ingrid (10) and Anders (8) Martinson, Cute polymer clay critters that you can use in your garden, pots, or that can be used as paper weights.
Ages 12 – 15
- ZARL Inc. – Andrew Hageman (12) and Zac Stahlhut (12), homemade launchers and toy rockets made out of recycled materials; as well as fun and educational rocket launching parties to people of all ages.
Ages 16 – 21
- Fragile Glory Impressions – Mary Sorteberg (20), with watercolor, acrylic, pastel, pencil, colored pencil and oil mediums he/she creates unique cards and prints. Also he/ she offers custom commissions, personalized iPhone cases, and teaches Summer Art Camps and Painting Parties for both children and adults.
- Peetz Perks - A high school business selling coffee, frappes, lattes, and smoothies to students and the community of Peetz, Colorado.