New CYE Application – Now Open

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Happy New Year Entrepreneurs! Young Americans is excited to announce that the Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs (CYE) business competition application is now live and accepting submissions. Young Americans knows that Colorado is full of brilliant, creative, hardworking young people running their own businesses and we think that’s worth celebrating. The application has been carefully considered and updated this year to better …

Exciting Entrepreneur Events

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Our entrepreneurship program kicked off 2015 with a bang!  We hosted a fantastic event with Denver Open Media where several businesses got to film and edit their own commercials.  The event was a hit and we’re looking at scheduling another one, so stay tuned. In the meantime, however, we have some fantastic events coming up if you’re looking to start …

Reflections on the Year

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This past year was tremendous for Young Americans Center. It may have gone by in the blink of an eye or seemed like a whirlwind at times. Yet, in retrospect, it was profoundly successful. There were first time events that premiered, annual events that thrived, and many plans that had been put in place years ago came into fruition. Some …

Our 2014 CYE Winners

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Two of the winners of our annual youth business competition, the Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs, were selected over the summer.  We asked them each to patiently keep the news quiet so that we could announce them as the winners at our event in September — and make a big deal of things.  Both of the winners did a wonderful job keeping …

A Twist on the Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs

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For the 13th year in a row, Young Americans just selected the top youth business owners in the state.  The annual Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs took place during Denver Startup Week, and there were several new elements this year that made the event more exciting than ever! The setting We hosted the event at the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship at …

The Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs Is Almost Here

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It’s that time of year again! Summer is winding down, kids are going back to school, but don’t be too sad….because it time for The Celebration of Young Entrepreneurs!  Take a moment to appreciate what these young people are doing to contribute to the community. It takes courage, insight, diligence, and dedication to take an idea to reality. Please join …

Behind the Scenes with the CYE Judges

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With the help of our wonderful Daniels Scholar Intern, JD Yaklich, and Board member David Wolf, a former venture capital investor and adjunct professor, Young Americans just concluded the judging process to decide the winners and finalists for our youth business competition, the Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs (CYE). How it works Since we have such a close connection to all …

Acronym (and Business) Help

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CYE?  SWOT?  What? At Young Americans, we love our acronyms, but we know that they’re not as clear to everyone.  We’re here to offer entrepreneurship help, especially with all our acronyms. CYE CYE is our Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs, our annual business competition.  The application is free and online right now.  You could win $1000, a mentor for a year, …

Entrepreneur Success: Sweet Bee Sisters

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Last September, we recognized many different entrepreneurs and businesses for their amazing work and business acumen.  Lily, Sophie, and Chloe Warren of Sweet Bee Sisters have been running their business for several years.  They create fantastic lip balm and lotions from beeswax, and they have a great story to share. Watch this video to see how they’re doing and how …

An Alumni Perspective

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Kalen Acquisto was a long-time participant in everything Young Americans.  From an early age, she held a bank account and participated in a variety of classes and activities.  As a Program Associate at the El Pomar Foundation, Kalen is expanding her love of philanthropy that started at Young Americans.  Below, in her own words, Kalen shares her passion for Young …