Entrepreneur Success: Fragile Glory Impressions

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The Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs was a huge success, and want to share some of our favorite moments.  After applying to the competition four different times, Mary Sorteberg finally won!  Learn more about her here. Meet Fragile Glory Impressions Mary Sorteberg, age 20, has been creating art since she was just four years old. She started her business at the …

Entrepreneur Success: ZARL, Inc.

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You may have missed our Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs, but we can share the acceptance speech from one of our winners, and the great video that introduces them and their prestigious mentor. Meet ZARL, Inc. Andrew Hageman and Zac Stahlhut, both 12 years old, have been friends since they were in second grade. In 2011, Andrew learned about a rocket …

Entrepreneur Success: Critters and Creations

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If you missed the Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs, then you missed an amazing night of creativity and community support for youth businesses.  But don’t worry, we have the great video from the event. Meet Critters and Creations The winners of the 6-11 age category are Ingrid and Anders Martinson.  They were matched with Kristy Taddonio Mullins of Mile Hi Specialty …

Announcing the 2013 CYE Winners

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We are so pleased to announce the winners of our 2013 youth business competition, the Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs!  For the first time this year we hosted an “Affiliated Category,” which solicited applicants from larger groups, like high schools, scout troops, and non-profit entrepreneurial organizations.  We also selected winners for each of our three age categories.  Those three winners were …

Make Denver Startup Week a Youthful Experience

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September is full of entrepreneurial activities and events!  We’ll jump from our youth business competition awards straight into Denver Startup Week.  There are two fantastic events that are kid-friendly and bound to draw big crowds.  Join us for one or both, but be sure to sign up because these events are popular and will book up quickly. Competitive Idea Lab …

Presenting Mentors: Meet Them Here

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We are thrilled to announce our three Presenting Mentors for our Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs.  These three business people are movers and shakers in Colorado.  They will each be paired with one of the winners of our youth business competition.  Over the next 12 months, the pairs will work to accomplish one or two goals so the young entrepreneurs can …

Inside Scoop on Business Competition Judging

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We have our winners!!  Sorry — we’re not going to share the names yet.  You’ll have to wait until September to find out the winners of our youth business competition. In the meantime, I’d like to share an insiders’ look at the judging process and how we end up with our winners. (If you want more info on the competition …

Calling All Stellar Teens!

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We’re on the hunt for incoming 8th to 12th graders who would like leadership experience and a unique group to join.  We want those students to apply to the Youth Advisory Board! The what board? The Youth Advisory Board is a group of bank customers, program participants, or those brand-new to Young Americans.  They all have a few things in …

A Weekend with Colorado’s Movers and Shakers

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Being a member of the Youth Advisory Board at Young Americans Center for Financial Education offers incredible opportunities.  Not only do the members get to learn about banking, finance, free enterprise, entrepreneurship, running a non-profit, how to read a budget, and how to fundraise, but we are also able to attend unique and exclusive events around Colorado.  We represent Young Americans …