Top Youth Entrepreneurs in Colorado Announced at Commons on Champa

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We’re thrilled to announce the nine top youth businesses in Colorado! On Monday, July 10, applicants, families, and friends of Young Americans Center gathered at the Commons on Champa in downtown Denver at the Meet the Stars pre-event party to hear the news. These entrepreneurs will be honored at the 16th annual Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars awards and gala, sponsored by …

YouthBiz Starts a New Chapter: Growing beyond Five Points

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In 1992, after a summer of record youth violence in Denver, eight young people joined forces with a community leader to create a solution—YouthBiz.  Their goal was to advance the social and economic prosperity of youth through the study and practice of entrepreneurship. Since that summer, YouthBiz has changed the trajectory of over 5,000 youth lives in Denver, particularly in …

Meet the 2016 YouthBiz Stars

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Jack Bonneau, Jack’s Stands & Marketplaces Age 6-11 Category Winner Jack Bonneau (10) reinvented the lemonade stand as Founder and CEO of Jack’s Marketplaces and Stands. Jack was just eight years old when his Dad suggested opening a lemonade stand to pay for the Lego Death Star Jack begged for.  Figuring it would take too long just selling lemonade on …

2016 YouthBiz Star: Jack Bonneau

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Age 6-11 Category Winner: Jack Bonneau, Jack’s Marketplaces and Stands Jack Bonneau (10) reinvented the lemonade stand as Founder and CEO of Jack’s Marketplaces and Stands. Jack was just eight years old when his Dad suggested opening a lemonade stand to pay for the Lego Death Star Jack begged for.  Figuring it would take too long just selling lemonade on his …

2016 YouthBiz Star: Kayla Wolins

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Age 12-15 Category Winner: Kayla Wolins, Cards for Caring Kayla Wolins (15) has been taking photos of nature since she was old enough to hold a camera.  According to her mother, Michelle, “Growing up in Evergreen, there weren’t a lot of neighborhood children, so we’d give Kayla a disposable camera to keep her occupied.”  Today, her photographs could be in National …

2016 YouthBiz Star: Hannah Isenhart

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Age 16-21 Category Winner: Hannah Isenhart, Hanimals Greeting Cards   Hannah Isenhart (17) has been running her Hanimals business for over a decade!  She photographed her first stuffed animal “in its natural habitat” when she was five, and sold her first photography cards at a small event a year later.  Today, her cards are for sale at retail stores in Boulder, …

Ready to Win?

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Young Americans is excited to announce that applications for Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs, Colorado’s largest competition for youth business owners are now open! Finalists and winners receive CASH prizes ($250-$1,000), to use towards operating or improving their business. Plus, winners are paired with a MENTOR, a successful Denver business person, to help guide their business strategy. Young Americans knows that Colorado is full …

Where are they now? CYE 2012 business competition winners

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Where are they now? Recently, Young Americans got to catch up with our 2012 Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs winners, then Akaline, now Moore Collection. Moore Collection is a lifestyle brand that is dedicated to creating high-quality products centered around original, hand drawn designs. The two-person team, Tanner and Taylor design and hand print all items in their Denver based workshop. …

Concept of the Month: Are You An Entrepreneur?

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Are you an entrepreneur?  Entrepreneurs solve problems they see in the world through business.  Those problems might be little or big, but entrepreneurs find something that that needs to be solved and either create a product or service that can offer a solution, or they find a product or service that exists and brings that to people needing a solution. …