For Kids Who Mean Business

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is an innovative, 7-month program that transforms middle and high school students into real-life entrepreneurs and business owners. This program is presented by the Loudoun Chamber Foundation and the Loudoun Economic Development Authority.

Please click the button below for Frequently Asked Questions about the YEA! Program. Applications are now closed for the Class of 2023.

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YEA! Class Details

In this class, students will:

  • develop business ideas
  • write business plans
  • conduct market research
  • be mentored be local business men and women
  • pitch plans to a panel of investors
  • become ready to launch their own legal, fully formed companies and social movements

Complete with guest speakers from the local business community and behind-the-scenes trips to local businesses, the projects-based YEA! approach empowers students to take charge of their futures in a profound way.

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is not only a wonderful tool to teach students about business, but also a great way to build confident leaders with values. An excellent instrument to unify the business and educational communities, YEA! continues to expand across the country to fulfill our mission of teaching more students how to make a job, not just take a job.

Interested in being a YEA! mentor? Contact Program Coordinator, Faith Shoup.

2022-2023 Sponsors

 

Platinum Sponsor


Investor Panel Sponsors


Scholarship Sponsors

Backflow Technology, LLC   

     
    

 

 

CEO Roundtable Sponsor


Dodona Manor Leadership Program Sponsor

Eyetopia Inc. – The Eyeware Vault


YEA! Supporter Sponsor

Dulles South Chantilly Automotive


Media Sponsor

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

PLATINUM SPONSORS
Investment of $5,000
• Logo recognition on all marketing materials*
• Recognition in all newsletters and press releases related to the program
• Speaking opportunity at 2023 Graduation
• One company rep on Investor Panel ($500 investment capital included in sponsorship)
• Logo recognition at the Annual Small BusinessAwards Ceremony and recognition from the podium during a short presentation about YEA!
• Exhibit table, two tickets, and an opportunity to address the audience for two minutes at a Business @ Breakfast event
• Four tickets to the Investor Panel event and 2023 Graduation
• Opportunity for company rep to serve as class volunteer (guest speaker, web developer, etc.)

INVESTOR PANEL SPONSORS
Investment of $2,000
• Logo recognition on all marketing materials*
• One company rep on Investor Panel ($500 investment capital included in sponsorship)
• Two tickets to the Investor Panel event and Class of 2023 Graduation Ceremony
• Opportunity for company rep to serve as class volunteer (guest speaker, web developer, etc.)

SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS
Investment of $1,500
• Scholarships used to fund tuition of underrepresented student populations
• Name recognition on all marketing materials*
• Two tickets to attend the Investor Panel event and 2023 Graduation
• Opportunity for company rep to serve as class volunteer (guest speaker, web developer, etc.)

GRADUATION SPONSOR
Exclusive, One Available, Investment of $1,500
• Logo on signage at Class of 2023 Graduation
• Name recognition on all marketing materials*
• Two tickets to the Investor Panel event
• Opportunity for company rep to serve as class volunteer (guest speaker, web developer, etc.)

CEO ROUNDTABLE SPONSOR
Exclusive, One Available, Investment of $1,000
• Logo on signage at CEO Roundtable event
• Name recognition on all marketing materials*
• Two tickets to the Investor Panel event
• Opportunity for company rep to serve as class volunteer (guest speaker, web developer, etc.)

YEA! SUPPORTER
Investment of $500

• Exposure and name recognition on YEA! Loudoun Chamber of Commerce Website
• Recognition from podium at YEA! Investor Panel and YEA! Graduation
• Two tickets to the Investor Panel event
• Opportunity to support Loudoun youth to become successful entrepreneurs

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