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Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars finalists Emily Rudnick, Luke Aden, and Brenden Coney appeared on KWGN Channel 2 to give their elevator pitch for their businesses.  This is the final segments featuring finalists in the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition and gala benefiting Young Americans Center for Financial Education. Watch their segment here!

Meet a Mentor: Bahman Shafa

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education proudly introduces you to another distinguished mentor for this year’s Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition, Bahman Shafa. Bahman has always had a passion for entrepreneurship.  He started his first business in high school when he decided to re-create his favorite chocolate ice cream topping.  After graduating from DU with a business degree, Bahman …

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YouthBiz Entrepreneur – Laney’s Lipcare

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Delaney hasn’t been in business very long, but her products have already found extraordinary success! Laney’s Lipcare, which Delaney started after creating a business plan for a school project, uses all-natural ingredients to create lip balm and lip tint.  Looking to “make a change in the world,” Delaney donates 10% of her profits to The Skin Cancer Foundation.  You can buy …

Meet a Mentor: Scott Wylie, First Western

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Every year, the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition pairs three Denver-area business experts with three up-and-coming youth entrepreneurs.  The first mentor we’d like to highlight this year is Scott Wylie, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of First Western. Mr. Wylie has much to offer a budding business person.  He has spent 31 years in the banking and finance industry, founding …

YouthBiz Entrepreneur – Gabe’s Bazaar

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Gabriel “Gabe” Nagel is the successful entrepreneur behind Gabe’s Baazar.  Since starting out four years ago, Gabe has tried out a number of different products before finally creating popular moisturizing massage candles and super bars.  At 13 years old, Gabe’s business analysis and insight is really impressive.  These qualities, along with the success of his business, have led judges to …

Young Americans Center Announces Top Youth Businesses

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education has named this year’s top youth businesses in Colorado.  The announcement was made on Tuesday, July 17 at Young Americans Center in Cherry Creek at the Meet the Stars Party. An independent panel of judges evaluated applications of youth, ages 6-21, before selecting this year’s nine finalists: 6-11 years old: HER Design Store – …

Tales from Towne: Kids Learn Business Basics at Summer Camp

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For kids who want to work for themselves some day, Young Americans Center for Financial Education’s Be Your Own Boss Summer Camp teaches the basics of business ownership in just a week!  Last week’s camp was filled with information and fun, and it included 5th and 6th grade participants from throughout the Denver metro area. The week’s goal is for …

Sponsor Spotlight: Shop from YouthBiz Entrepreneurs at Cherry Creek Shopping Center

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There’s a brand-new space for makers at Cherry Creek Shopping Center, and Young Americans Center for Financial Education is thrilled to be a part of it!  The District Shops showcase artwork, products, and services from local artisans and small business owners. Within this unique space, you’ll also find products from four YouthBiz entrepreneurs.  Brenden Coney, age 17, started Elevations Creations when …

YouthBiz – It’s a Wrap!

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It’s the end of the school year and YouthBiz students have accomplished quite a lot! Students at Wyatt Academy, Kepner Beacon Middle School, Grant Beacon Middle School and Annunciation Catholic School completed their YouthBiz Startup classes with a business pitch competition for a chance to win $100!! The business pitch competition at Wyatt Academy was small but mighty. The business idea that …