The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking, 7-month program that transforms middle and high school students into real-life entrepreneurs and business owners.

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The YEA Application process for the Class of 2020 has closed. Please visit the frequently asked questions for any questions you may have about the program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Class Details

Students will:

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

Complete with guest speakers from the local business community and behind-the-scenes trips to local companies, 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 Faith Shoup.

2019-2020 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

        Wells Fargo

Scholarship Sponsors
Backflow Technology, LLC
Integrus Holdings, Inc.
Modern Mechanical
REHAU

Sponsorship Opportunities

PLATINUM SPONSORS  | $5,000 | Multiple Available

  • Logo on high-quality marketing banner which will be displayed at all YEA Events and the Mason Enterprise Center
  • Company featured prominently on all marketing materials*
  • Recognition in all newsletters and press releases related to the program
  • Speaking opportunity at Parent/Student Orientation, Graduation or Investor Panel events
  • One company rep on Investor Panel ($500 investment capital included in sponsorship)
  • Logo recognition at our Annual Meeting and from the podium
  • Exhibit table, two tickets, and an opportunity to address the audience at our monthly Business Showcase Breakfast
  • Four attendees to the Investor Panel event and class graduation

YEA! INVESTOR PANEL SPONSOR | $2,000 | Multiple Available

  • Company logo on signage at every YEA Program Event
  • Company name on all marketing materials*
  • One company rep on Investor Panel ($500 investment capital included in sponsorship)
  • Two attendees to the Investor Panel event and class graduation
  • Opportunity for representative to speak at the Investor Panel event

SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS |  $1,500

  • Scholarships used to fund tuition of underrepresented student populations
  • Company name on signage at every YEA Program Event
  • Company name on all marketing materials*
  • Two attendees to the Investor Panel event and class graduation
  • Opportunity for company rep to serve as class volunteer (guest speaker, web developer, etc.)

CEO ROUNDTABLE SPONSOR  |  $1,000 | One available

  • Company logo on signage at CEO Roundtable event
  • Company name on all marketing materials*
  • Two attendees to the Investor Panel even
  •  Opportunity for company rep to serve as class volunteer (guest speaker, web developer, etc.)

NOTE: These sponsorships will take place for the Class of 2020. Classes begin in October of 2019.

*Marketing materials that are smaller in size will not include all sponsor logos (ie: small advertisements)

Upcoming Events

Aug
26
4th Annual Northern Virginia Elected Leaders Summit
4th Annual Northern Virginia Elected Leaders Summit

George Mason University – Van Metre Hall, Arlington VA
8:00am - 10:00am

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Aug
29
Loudoun Nonprofit Academy: How to Motivate Your Board Members
Loudoun Nonprofit Academy: How to Motivate Your Board Members

Claude Moore Nonprofit Training Center, Leesburg VA
9:00am - 2:30pm

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Sep
5
PolicyMaker Series:  The State of Innovation in Education
PolicyMaker Series: The State of Innovation in Education

Loudoun County Public School Building, Ashburn VA
8:00am - 10:00am

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