Youth Business Owners Shine at Annual Awards Gala

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education celebrated the accomplishments of nine Colorado youth business owners at the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars award ceremony and gala, presented by CoBank. This annual event was held Thursday, October 4 at the Seawell Grand Ballroom, Denver Center for the Performing Arts.  Three winning businesses received $1,000 and a year with a distinguished mentor, a leader …

Luke Aden Photography – Luke Aden

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Business Overview Luke Aden is an entrepreneur that runs his own photography business, Luke Aden Photography.  At just 17-years-old, Luke has accomplished quite a lot!  He is a contributing photographer on Shutter Stock and iStock photo, he has won numerous awards, and his work has been featured on 9News’ coverage of student protests against gun violence last spring. Although he loves …

KWGN Channel 2: Youth Entrepreneurs

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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!

Sponsor Spotlight –Jack and Judy Pottle and family support a generation of learning

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The reach of Young Americans is impressive—more than 67,000 young people participate in Young Americans Bank or a program of Young Americans Center for Financial Education every year.  But this reach is even more exciting for those who played a part in the founding of Young Americans, built programs for youth through the first years, and who continue to make …

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 – …

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YouthBiz Stars Take their Businesses to the “Next Level”

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If asked to describe a young entrepreneur, you reminisce about buying lemonade from your 8-year-old neighbor last summer.  But Young Americans Center for Financial Education would like you introduce you to an inspiring group of young entrepreneurs, YouthBiz Stars, who have business accomplishments that are impressive even by adult standards. Young Americans has honored the accomplishments of youth entrepreneurs since …