Marketplace Sneak Peek

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Success Strategies is a free class we offer at Young Americans before each Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace to help business owners make a plan to be as successful as possible during the actual event.  Our most recent class was hosted in October 25th, and had some brand-new business owners and their parents join us to learn and share about good vs. …

New Youth Businesses in Boulder

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Young Americans was thrilled to partner with Boulder Prep High School, a Boulder Valley Charter School, to present our Founding Framework entrepreneurship curriculum to a group of their students. It was a week off between blocks for the entire school, but those with a curiosity for entrepreneurship showed up for four long and intense days to go through the process …

Our 2014 CYE Winners

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Two of the winners of our annual youth business competition, the Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs, were selected over the summer.  We asked them each to patiently keep the news quiet so that we could announce them as the winners at our event in September — and make a big deal of things.  Both of the winners did a wonderful job keeping …

A Twist on the Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs

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For the 13th year in a row, Young Americans just selected the top youth business owners in the state.  The annual Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs took place during Denver Startup Week, and there were several new elements this year that made the event more exciting than ever! The setting We hosted the event at the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship at …

The Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs Is Almost Here

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It’s that time of year again! Summer is winding down, kids are going back to school, but don’t be too sad….because it time for The Celebration of Young Entrepreneurs!  Take a moment to appreciate what these young people are doing to contribute to the community. It takes courage, insight, diligence, and dedication to take an idea to reality. Please join …

A Summer Camper’s Story

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The following post was written by a young lady who attended our summer camp.  She asked our staff if she could share her story through our blog, and we enthusiastically agreed!  Read about her incredible experience in her own words here. Greetings to all readers of this blog!  My name is Sonya Zakarian, an amazed student of this summer’s BYOB …

Learning to Pitch: The Business Expo

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I really enjoyed celebrating a great week in Being Your Own Boss camp last week with a Business Expo and Shark Tank. Nearly 80 campers who had completed 5th and 6th grade worked all week on their existing businesses or new business plans and business pitches. By Friday after a pizza party and fun outside on our program deck, they …

Behind the Scenes with the CYE Judges

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With the help of our wonderful Daniels Scholar Intern, JD Yaklich, and Board member David Wolf, a former venture capital investor and adjunct professor, Young Americans just concluded the judging process to decide the winners and finalists for our youth business competition, the Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs (CYE). How it works Since we have such a close connection to all …

Pitch-ing Perfect

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We were thrilled to host some very promising young entrepreneurs at Young Americans last week. Students from DSST Stapleton and DSST Green Valley Ranch have been participating in a Startup Colorado entrepreneur class over the past two months. The culmination of the class was a pitch by the best businesses from each class. The extra-curricular classes were well attended and …

Sara Says: Encourage Your Young Entrepreneur

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We all love making money, right? As adults, we have different ways of doing that through maintaining steady jobs, contract work, and entrepreneurship. Kids, however, tend to rely on holidays, birthdays, and parents for their money. Why not have your kids earn their own money? Start encouraging To encourage entrepreneurship in your child, it’s important to have him/her think outside …