Thank you for joining us on Thursday, October 3, 2019 for Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars! This annual business competition and gala raised $286,070 to bring financial literacy education and experiential entrepreneurship learning opportunities to nearly 70,000 youth every year.
Table sponsorships and tickets for the 2020 event will be available soon! Contact Betsy Sklar, Vice President of Development, for more information at 303-320-3245 or email@example.com.
2020 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars, Thursday, October 1, 2020
- 5:30 p.m. – Cocktails and Youth Business Expo
- 6:30 p.m. – Gala and Awards Ceremony
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! Applications for the 2019 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition are now closed, but they will open for the 2020 competition early next year.
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
Congratulations to this year’s winners and finalists:
16-21 years old
Jack Flemming (age 18)
2019 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars Business Competition Sponsors
Ryan Beiser, Regional President, PNC Bank
Alice Jackson, President, Xcel Energy
Leroy Williams, CEO, CyberTeKIQ
Foundation Circle Members
American Furniture Warehouse
Bank of America
Bank of Colorado
Bank of the West
BKD CPAs & Advisors
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Carter Family Foundation
Colorado Lending Source
The Colorado Trust
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
The DaVita Village
Essential Investment Partners
Friends of HER Designs
Haynes Mechanical Systems
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Koelbel & Company
Northern Trust Asset Management
The Rifkin/Bennis Family Foundation
David and Shawna Pass
Scott and Christine Simon