Shop over 60 youth-owned businesses at the YouthBiz Marketplace!

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On December 3rd, 2022, Young Americans Center for Financial Education will host its annual YouthBiz Holiday Marketplace from 10am-2pm.  This is a fantastic opportunity for young business owners between the ages of 6-21 to sell their products to customers.  This year, YouthBiz can safely return to pre-pandemic levels are pleased to host over 60 different youth businesses. The YouthBiz Marketplace ...

Youth Business Places SECOND in Denver Startup Week Pitch Competition

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Denver Start Up Week is a celebration of all things entrepreneurial. It’s the largest free entrepreneurial event of its kind. Hundreds of participants submitted video applications to compete in the week’s annual pitch competition. The DSW planning committee narrowed this down to 18 businesses, then the community voted on the top 6 businesses to pitch at the final event.  Thus, …

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Young Entrepreneurs Flourish at Aspen Crossing Elementary’s YouthBiz Pitch Finale

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On Friday, May 20th, YouthBiz hosted the finale of our StartUp program for the students of Aspen Crossing Elementary School.  The event took place at MSU Denver’s Science building as a culminating field trip for participating students.  One hundred fifth grade students participated, all hoping to impress local business leaders with their business pitches and prototypes.  Over ten days, the …

Anna Brekken - Colorado and Company May 2022

Colorado and Company: AnnaMade Design Co.

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Anna Brekken, owner of AnnaMade Design Co., was not only a finalist in the 2021 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition, she also runs her own Etsy shop, is a regular vendor at YouthBiz Marketplaces and craft fairs, and – fun fact – she plays the organ(!). Anna has always enjoyed arts and crafts, so when her grandmother taught her …

Vivian Blessing Colorado and Company April 2022

Colorado and Company: Bright Side Wonders

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Vivian Blessing, owner of Bright Side Wonders, is an energetic 13 year-old who somehow manages to balance school, dance, and running a business. Bored during the pandemic, Vivian, age 11 at the time, was looking for a new hobby. After attending a Kidpreneur class online she started to make honey-based soaps and a variety of handmade skincare products that use safe …

2022 YouthBiz Spring Marketplace

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Find great gifts while supporting young entrepreneurs ages 6-21. The YouthBiz Spring Marketplace is the ultimate buy-local, feel-good shopping experience. 40+ young business owners will be selling their handmade products – beaded jewelry, greeting cards, bath products, home baked goodies, artwork, and more – unique gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation, and more!  

Great Businesses Doing Good 2022

Great Businesses Doing Good Workshop

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Ages: 8-21 Format: Live, In-Person Session facilitated by trained staff members Cost: Free Description: Join us for this social enterprise-themed workshop, featuring three socially minded businesses in the Denver community.  Learn why running a social enterprise is good for your community, your customers, and your bottom line by interacting directly with prominent business leaders.  We’ll also learn how to start your social ...
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UPDATED DATE! What’s After Marketplace Workshop

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UPDATED DATE! Ages: 6-14 Format: Live, In-Person Session facilitated by trained staff members Cost: Free Description: Calling all up-and-coming entrepreneurs!  If you participated in the YouthBiz Marketplace in the last year and had a great time, but are wondering, “What’s Next?” this session is for you!  In this interactive workshop, participants will get some actionable tools and tricks so they can keep making ...
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Create a Business Plan Workshop FALL

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Ages: 8-18 Format: Live, In-Person Session facilitated by trained staff members Cost: Free Description: If you’ve always wanted to own a business but weren’t sure how to start, this workshop is for you!  During this one-day workshop, participants will work their way through creating a real-life business plan!  No need to even have an idea—we will help you with that!  Participants will get ...