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Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars Winner: Andrew Kurtz

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Andrew Kurtz (age 16) is the owner of A Designs, and winner of the 2021 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars 16-21 Age Category. Andrew Kurtz of A Designs, Age 16, Winner of YouthBiz Stars 16-21 age category Andrew has faced some major health challenges in recent years, so two years ago he started making cards to distract himself and fill the ...
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Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars Winner: Hannah Doolittle

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Hannah Doolittle of Simply Denver Soap Co., Age 13, Winner of YouthBiz Stars 12-15 age category Hannah Doolittle (age 13) is the owner of Simply Denver Soap Co., LLC and winner of the 2021 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars 12-15 Age Category. Pre-pandemic, sales of Hannah’s all-natural handmade soap were primarily in-person. When those sales opportunities dried up due to COVID, ...
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Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars Winner: Tuff Glasmann

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Tuff Glasmann (age 8) is the owner of Tuff's Ranch and winner of the 2021 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars 6-11 Age Category. Tuff Glasmann of Tuff's Ranch, age 8, winner of 2021 YouthBiz Stars 6-11 age category As long as Tuff can remember, he always wanted to be a farmer. At the age of three years, his appetite geared only ...

Light CO2 Wins Youth Pitch Challenge at Denver Startup Week

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The week of October 4-8 was Denver Startup Week, a celebration of everything entrepreneurial and the largest free event of its kind.  Over the past five years, YouthBiz has worked to provide entrepreneurial sessions involving young entrepreneurs to the Denver startup community.  This year’s sessions included a young maker panel that discussed digital marketing and a youth pitch competition featuring ...
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String Theory Clocks Ready for Sales at YouthBiz Spring Marketplace

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The YouthBiz Spring Marketplace opens tomorrow, Saturday, April 24, and both vendors and staff can’t wait for the shopping to begin!  We caught up  with one of our more successful vendors from the YouthBiz Holiday Marketplace, Chandler Nayman of String Theory Clocks, to learn more about his business, his experience with Marketplace, and his goals for sales. YouthBiz:  Hi Chandler, …

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Where are they now? Catching up with the 2020 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars Winners

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The last year has been difficult, but despite the obstacles, many young business owners have demonstrated their true entrepreneurial prowess through adaptability, perseverance, and critical thinking.  The three winners from the 2020 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars Business Competition are three such business owners who have emerged from the pandemic stronger than ever.  They all have shown increased business acumen, motivation, …

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YouthBiz Spring Marketplace Spotlight: Meet Andrew Kurtz of A Designs!

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Longer days, budding trees, and wet snow all mark the beginning of springtime in Colorado, along with the return of the YouthBiz Spring Marketplace! The YouthBiz Marketplace is a beloved event in the Denver community, providing young entrepreneurs the opportunity to sell their products to a large crowd of interested shoppers looking for unique, handmade products. Last year was the …

Has the cold and snowy weather made you long for sunny days when you could be playing or skateboarding outside? Business owner Charlie Reynolds, the 13-year-old creator of Bad Cat Fingerboards, has a solution right at your fingertips! Fingerboarding is a miniature version of skateboarding. But instead of using your legs, you use your fingers! I sat down with Charlie to learn more about his business and his success this year.

Bad Cat Fingerboards Finds Success at YouthBiz Marketplace

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Has the cold and snowy weather made you long for sunny days when you could be playing or skateboarding outside? Business owner Charlie Reynolds, the 13-year-old creator of Bad Cat Fingerboards, has a solution right at your fingertips! Fingerboarding is a miniature version of skateboarding. But instead of using your legs, you use your fingers! I sat down with Charlie …

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Shop Small at YouthBiz Marketplace – Katie’s Story

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Katie Whiteley, a Central Park resident and sixth grader at McAuliffe International School, is hoping to raise money for local animal shelters through her business Lily Grey.  By participating in the YouthBiz Marketplace, she’s selling her products directly to consumers looking to shop small this holiday season.  Business Lily Grey sells colorful bags that Katie designs and sews herself.  For Katie, sewing is both artistic and philanthropic.  “I love the …

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Shop Small at YouthBiz Marketplace – Amelia’s Story

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Amelia Moore, a fifth-grade student at Steele Elementary, wants to use her business, Mimi’s Minis, for good by donating a portion of her profits to local animal shelters.  By participating in the YouthBiz Marketplace, she’s selling her products directly to consumers looking to shop small this holiday season. Mimi’s Minis features a collection of miniature stuffed animals.  Amelia started the …