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Young Entrepreneurs Program Seeks Participants

Press Release

July 9, 2013

Provo – The Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) and Utah County Academy of Sciences (UCAS) have announced the Utah Valley the YEA! Educational program, which takes participating students in grades six through 12 through the process of starting and running a real business. Applications are open for students who want to participate.

During the program, students work closely with local business leaders to cultivate and research business ideas, write a business plan, pitch their plan to a panel of investors – similar to the Shark Tank TV show – obtain funding, develop their brand, participate in a trade show at the end of the year, and actually launch their enterprise.

“We are very excited to participate in the national movement to make experiential entrepreneurship education available to youth all across our country by bringing YEA! to Utah,” said Donna Milakovic, executive vice president of Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce. “Programs such as this help students sharpen their entrepreneurial spirits by teaching them what they need to know to take their ideas from concept to real businesses.”

The program will be implemented through local schools including higher education

By partnering with YEA!, companies volunteer their time and services as mentors, to host field trips, lecture and provide other services such as graphic design, web development, legal council etc.

“In the nine years we have offered the YEA! program, I have had the pleasure of seeing hundreds of students start their own enterprises,” said Gayle Jagel, founder and CEO of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. More information about YEA! is available on the Utah Valley Chamber YEA Facebook page. Applications are available at www.thechamber.org. Questions about the program can also be directed to yea@thechamber.org.

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