Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars 2022 promo

Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars

Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars 2022 promo

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!

View details here and contact Tobin Truslow, Vice President of Development, for more information:
303-320-3245 or

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
Sweet Bee Sisters Lily, Chloe, and Sophie Warren with their mentor Traci Lounsbury
Sweet Bee Sisters Lily, Chloe, and Sophie Warren with their mentor Traci Lounsbury of Workplace ELEMENTS

Interested in doing your part to give back and grow Colorado’s business talent?  Learn more about becoming a Presenting Mentor here.  Thank you for your interest in inspiring the next generation!

Congratulations to the 2021 winners and finalists:

6-11 Age Category


Tuff’s Ranch
Tuff Glasmann (8)


Norah McCollough (11)

Mimi’s Minis
Amelia Moore (10)

12-15 Age Category


Simply Denver Soap Co
Hannah Doolittle (13)


AnnaMade Design Co.
Anna Brekken (15)

Denver Snkrs
Garrett Eisenman (15)

16-21 Age Category


A Designs
Andrew Kurtz (16)


Patriot Custom Finishing
Aidan Holsten (18)

String Theory Clocks
Chandler Nayman (21)

2021 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars Business Competition Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Pinnacle Benefactors

Bank of Colorado
Bow River Capital
Empower Retirement

Awards Sponsor

Daniels Fund

Presenting Mentors

Craig Hospital

Mezzanine Partners

Alpine Bank
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Linda and Don Childears
Eide Bailly LLP
Janus Henderson Investors
Vectra Bank Colorado
David and Pam Wolf

Foundation Circle Members

Colorado Lending Source

Davis, Graham & Stubbs

Scott Simon

Essential Investment Partners

Bankers’ Bank of the West