Celebrating Colorado’s Top Youth Entrepreneurs
Make plans to join us at the Denver Center for Performing Arts on Thursday, October 13, 2022 for this annual business competition and fundraiser that supports financial literacy education and experiential entrepreneurship learning opportunities that reach nearly 70,000 youth every year!
Business Applications – Apply and WIN!
Are you looking to take your business to the next level? YouthBiz Star winners can earn up to $5,000! Now accepting applications for the 2022 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition. Applications are due June 4, 2022.
Highlights from 2021 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars
The 2021 event is available on demand at the link below. Watch emcee Gregg Moss who is joined by our three esteemed Presenting Mentors:
- Jandel Allen-Davis, MD, President/CEO, Craig Hospital
- Jim Reuter, President/CEO, FirstBank
- Jeff Bennis, VP, Rifkin and Associates
These business leaders will mentor the three winning young entrepreneurs for a full year, offering insights and helping them grow their businesses. This group of kids is ready!
Sponsorships are available for the 2022 event!
Distinguished YouthBiz Stars Mentors
Young Americans is honored to have the support of many esteemed leaders of the business community who recognize and encourage the next generation of business owners in Colorado through this event. Past Mentors include:
- Michael Barkin, Vail Resorts
- Matthew Burkett, The Flyfisher Group
- Linda Enstrom, Enstrom’s Candy
- John Hickenlooper, Governor
- Traci Lounsbury, Workplace ELEMENTS
- John Malone, Liberty Media
- Curt Richardson, OtterBox
- Maureen Tarrant Fitzgerald, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s
- Kent Thiry, DaVita