Make plans to join us on Thursday, October 3, 2019 for Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars, the annual business competition and gala which highlights the important work Young Americans is doing to bring financial literacy education and experiential entrepreneurship learning opportunities to over 67,300 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! 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 2018 YouthBiz Stars!
Young Americans Center for Financial Education hosted the 2018 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars youth business competition awards ceremony and gala on October 4 at the Seawell Grand Ballroom at the DCPA. This event, sponsored by CoBank, marked 17 years of recognizing outstanding young entrepreneurs in Colorado.
Winning businesses received $1,000 and a pairing with a Presenting Mentor, a leader from the Denver business community committed to encouraging the next generation of business owners in Colorado. Here are this year’s winners and finalists:
2018 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
BKD CPAs & Advisors
Carter Family Foundation
Colorado Lending Source
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
The DaVita Village
Essential Investment Partners
Haynes Mechanical Systems
Koelbel & Company
Darrel & Pamela Lathrop
Northern Trust Asset Management
The Rifkin/Bennis Family Foundation
Scott and Christine Simon