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The YEA! Experience (Guest Post from the 2018 Shark Tank Winner)

June 4th, 2018 by Member Contributor

The below post is a guest submission from our 2018 YEA! winner, Zoe Bundy! My name is Zoe, I am a student at Discovery Middle School. About a month ago, I won the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Investor Panel Shark Tank. This was an amazing experience, even just to be part of the class. Throughout the […]


Bridget McManamon Takes Top Honors at 2017 “Shark Tank”

March 31st, 2017 by Amanda Huggett

After an incredible Investor Panel Shark Tank event, we’re thrilled to announce that Bridget McManamon, a junior at Moorhead High School, took first place in the competition for her business, Herstory, receiving the most funding and advancing to the YEA! semi-finals. Held on March 28 at Concordia College’s Offutt School of Business, a panel of […]


YEA! is Underway! Welcome to the 2016-17 Class

November 1st, 2016 by Amanda Huggett

Last month we told you about our recruiting efforts in area schools and the warm welcome our Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) program coordinator, Katie Ralston, received from school administrators, teachers, counselors and students. This month, we can’t believe we are announcing that we have a FULL class! YEA!, Inc. sets a maximum class size of […]


From Headbands to Hoverboards, YEA! Students Pitch Ideas at Investor Panel Shark Tank

March 17th, 2016 by Amanda Huggett

From headbands to hoverboards, samosas to social media, our first class of YEA! students finally got the chance to publicly announce their business ideas to the community and compete for funding in a Shark Tank-style event on March 16 at Concordia College’s Offutt School of Business. It’s all part of what this program has been […]


March Message to Members: Let’s Encourage Young Entrepreneurs

March 1st, 2016 by Amanda Huggett

Last year, we debuted a brand-new program to the community – a program aimed at developing leadership in business to the younger generation.We’re honored to be successfully completing the first year of the region’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!). This national program teaches students in grades 6-12 how to start and run their own real businesses […]


4 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss This Special Shark Tank Event

March 1st, 2016 by Tyler Fischbach

Hey business professionals in the metro, have you ever wondered what our community’s middle school and high school students are up to? Look no further and get ready to be wowed! Why should you attend the inaugural Investors Panel Shark Tank? All of it is real! On March 16, students from the Young Entrepreneurs Academy […]


Meet the Inaugural YEA! Class of 2015-16!

November 2nd, 2015 by Amanda Huggett

We are excited to welcome the first class of Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) students! Young Entrepreneurs Brainstorm Ideas in First Month’s Classes Students have been off and running with the first month of classes. Diving in to brainstorming business ideas and learning what exactly a business plan is, students have visited and toured a few […]


National YEA! Winner Visits Area

July 14th, 2015 by Amanda Huggett

The Chamber is thrilled and honored to have hosted the national winner of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA) in our area recently. On July 8, Kayla Abramowitz and her mom Andrea had a full day’s worth of activities and events around the FMWF region. Kayla is just 13 years old and lives in Palm Beach […]

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