gSchool Partnership Kicks Off Again

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The students at Galvanize‘s “gSchool” are working hard to learn how to code and work with clients.  Some of the toughest clients they may face are the young entrepreneurs from Young Americans.  These business owners, ages 6 to 14, are working hard to grow their businesses, and would love an online presence. Over the next two months, gSchool students and …

Pitches for HOPE

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On November 20th at Montbello High School I was very fortunate to be invited to judge the HOPE Business in a Box pitch Competition.  Ms. Rhonda Albers’ Introduction to Business class had been learning about financial education and entrepreneurship for the past couple of months and the students were prepared to pitch their business idea.  The competitors had two minutes to …

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 …

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 …

Entrepreneur Success: Supporting One Another

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This is a guest post by Nyla Higgs, a 10-year-old owner of Aahhh 2 J’s Lemonade, and bank customer.  Read below how she is growing her business while supporting the businesses of other young entrepreneurs. For my 10th birthday party I wanted to go to Sweet and Sassy. There they do your hair and your nails and you get to …

Young Entrepreneurs + gSchool = Lots of Wins

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A few weeks ago we let you know about a great collaboration in the works between the young entrepreneurs of Young Americans and the coding students at Galvanize’s gSchool.  On Monday, June 3, the final projects were unveiled to great delight! Bringing the pieces together At Galvanize, there are 25 students who are going through a six-month program that teaches …

Stop, Collaborate and Listen

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A unique and amazing collaboration is taking place near 11th and Speer.   Over the course of eight weeks, Young Americans and Galvanize are partnering to benefit young entrepreneurs and coding students, that will culminate with amazing results.     Design from the ground up Ten young business owners from Young Americans were selected to participate in this pilot program. …