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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Youth Entrepreneurs Join Denver Startup Week

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Denver Startup Week went virtual this year, and young entrepreneurs were thrilled to take part!  This year’s YouthPass events included a Pitch Challenge on Monday, September 14 and a Maker Track panel discussion on Tuesday, September 15. When two teen entrepreneurs competed in Denver Startup Week’s Pitch Competition last year, few expected that they would take home the Grand Prize, …

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Teen Entrepreneurs to Face Adults in Denver Startup Week Pitch Competition for Chance to Win $100,000

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Event follows last year’s grand prize win by teen entrepreneurs When two teen entrepreneurs competed in Denver Startup Week’s Pitch Competition, few expected that they would take home the Grand Prize, an award worth $100,000.  Their win surprised and delighted the crowd and has inspired a new group of young entrepreneurs. For a second year, Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain and Young …

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Denver Startup Week Youth Pass Pitch Challenge

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Ever wonder what it takes to pitch your business to a panel of “sharks”?  Come watch exceptional young entrepreneurs show you how it’s done!  In this session, 4 groups of students, aged 12-18, will pitch their businesses for the chance to earn a coveted spot in the Denver Startup Week Pitch Challenge.  Contestants are youth entrepreneurs who have earned this …

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Denver Startup Week: Four Businesses are Ready to Win It!

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After weeks of preparation, four youth-owned businesses are ready to pitch at Denver Startup Week’s Youth Pass Pitch Challenge.  All are hoping to make it to the Denver Startup Week Pitch Challenge Semi-Finals where they’ll compete head-to-head with adult entrepreneurs for six coveted spots in the Pitch Challenge Finals! The businesses couldn’t be more different.  Luke Aden, a senior at …

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Entrepreneurship Events for Youth at Denver Startup Week

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Youth Pass returns to Denver Startup Week for a third straight year!  A collaboration among Young Americans Center for Financial Education, Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain, and Denver Startup Week, YouthBiz allows youth as young as six and as old as twenty to network side-by-side with local entrepreneurs and business leaders.  Students will participate in event workshops, lead panel discussions, compete …

Denver Startup Week was such a success! In addition to the YouthBiz Marketplace & Expo held on the week of September 24th, YouthBiz had an opportunity to lead a panel of youth and adult entrepreneurs to speak on their experience as entrepreneurs through the Makers track.  The name of the session was #MakeItHappen: Tips for starting a business at any age, and it featured both youth (18 and under) and adult (19 and over) entrepreneurs.

YouthBiz Entrepreneurs share tips for starting a business at any age

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Denver Startup Week was such a success! In addition to the YouthBiz Marketplace & Expo held on the week of September 24th, YouthBiz had an opportunity to lead a panel of youth and adult entrepreneurs to speak on their experience as entrepreneurs through the Makers track.  The name of the session was #MakeItHappen: Tips for starting a business at any …

Glow and Gather, a youth business, has a table at Denver Startup Week

Denver Startup Week Youth Pass off to a great start!

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This year marks our 2nd year in partnership with Denver Startup Week and Junior Achievement to bring Youth Pass to Denver-area youth! On Tuesday, September 25, YouthBiz entrepreneurs between the ages of 6 and 18 years sold their products and pitched their business to adult entrepreneurs. There were 21 businesses there, ranging from lip balms to handbags.  All showcased their products, …

Real world experience at Denver Startup Week’s Youth Pass

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A partnership with Denver Startup Week and Junior Achievement brought a brand new component to Denver Startup Week this year: Youth Pass! As part of this program, Young Americans Center for Financial Education hosted a YouthBiz Marketplace & Expo at the Commons on Champa on September 26.  This year, 25 businesses participated, selling a wide variety of items including home-made …

Denver Startup Week + Carboard = Virtual Gloves (What?)

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On Tuesday, September 17, four different youth entrepreneur groups brought together more than 60 people to host a competition around design thinking and rapid prototyping.  This youth-focused event during Denver Startup Week was called the Competitive Idea Lab.  It started with a challenge and ended with product.  This is how it happened… Addressing the challenge Young Americans joined forces with …