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 Sponsor

Scholarship Sponsors

Backflow Technology
Clarke-Hook Corporation, Owners Group
Fortessa Tableware & Sterling Restaurant Supply
Northwest Federal Credit Union/Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation
You’ve Got Maids of Northern Virginia

CEO Roundtable Sponsor

Dodona Manor Leadership Program Sponsor

Eyetopia Inc. – The Eyeware Vault

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.)

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