How many of us in middle or high school ever considered owning and/or running a business? Heck, how many of us are willing to consider it even now? As we help our students discover the multitude of careers that may be available to them, we often overlook the opportunities that come from being an entrepreneur…

At the 2019 YEA! Investor Panel held on March 27th Toly Chinn, CEO of Colorado Bike Armor (COBA) was named the 2019 Grand Junction Area Chamber’s Saunders’s Scholar. Toly and his family will be attending the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Semi-Final Competition in Rochester, NY the first week of May to compete for up to…

                          On Wednesday, March 27th at the Courtyard by Marriott from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, student entrepreneurs will take the stage to present their business plans before a panel of local leaders of industry and a public audience. The students are dressed as young…

                                  The CEO Roundtable is a significant event for YEA! students as it provides insight and guidance to the students as they prepare to launch their own businesses and become CEOs themselves. Students will benefit from hearing the entrepreneurial stories…

Last month, the 2019 Class of Young Entrepreneurs Academy, an innovative program that guides students through the process of starting their own, real business, welcomed their business mentors to the class! This year’s mentors range from Michael Brooks, Dalby, Wendland & Co. to Phyllis Norris, City of Grand Junction, and also include: Kraig Andrews, Major…

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