Loudoun High Schooler Earns Top Honors in 2022 Young Entrepreneurs Academy Investor Pitch Competition

by Andrea Winey

$5,000 in Investments Awarded to Six Student Businesses in 6th Annual YEA! Business Plan Competition Lansdowne, VA – The Loudoun Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Class of 2022 held its 6th Annual Investor Panel on March 24, 2022, where 22 local student entrepreneurs pitched their businesses and nonprofit startups to a panel of investors and […]

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Loudoun Middle Schooler Earns Top Honors in 2021 Young Entrepreneurs Academy Investor Pitch Competition

by Andrea Winey

$5,000 Investor Capital Awarded to Six Students in 5th Annual YEA! Business Plan Competition Lansdowne, VA – The Loudoun Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) held its 5th Annual Investor Panel on March 23, 2021, where 21 local student entrepreneurs pitched their business plans to a panel of investors and local business leaders live on a virtual presentation platform. Presented […]

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Next Generation CEO Spotlight: April Weber, Paws, Pics, & Paintings

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to April Weber, a 10th grader from Dominion High School and YEA Class of 2019 Alumni for answering a few of our questions. Applications are now being accepted for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Class of 2020. Applications are due June 14, 2019.  Apply Today! Paws, Pics, & Paintings is a company where we […]

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Next Generation CEO Spotlight: Allisyn Lam, The Orphanage Outreach Operation

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Allisyn Lam, a 10th grader from Briar Woods High School/ Academies of Loudoun and YEA Class of 2019 Alumni for answering a few of our questions. Applications are now being accepted for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Class of 2020.  Apply Today! Allisyn created a nonprofit called, the Orphanage Outreach Operation, aimed to […]

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Next Generation CEO Spotlight: Mahsa Riar, CEO & Founder of Limitless Limb

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Mahsa Riar, 6th grader from Belmont Ridge Middle School and YEA Class of 2019 Alumni for answering a few of our questions. Congratulations on receiving the title of Saunders Scholar and an investment of $1,500. Mahsa will be traveling to Rochester, NY on May 3rd to compete at the National Saunders Scholar […]

Meet Isabel Craun, Alumni, Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!)s

by Andrea Winey

To learn more about the Young Entrepreneur Academy (YEA!), please click here. Staff contact: KC Repage, krepage@loudounchamber.org As a kid, I did not have the word “entrepreneur” in my vocabulary. I would come up with different business ideas and write them in my business idea book, which I still have today. Of course when I grew older, […]