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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …