Sandy Chamber Awards Young Entrepreneurs Seed Money Author: South Valley Chamber Published: April 30, 2019 Carson Young, CEO of H2ONE, was awarded $5,000 of seed money for his business at the 5th annual Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs Shark Tank Investor Panel. The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA) is a program hosted by the Sandy Chamber for students 11-18 who have an entrepreneurial mindset and want to take their business to the next level. This year, YEA teamed up with local high school DECA and FBLA programs and encouraged students to pitch their business idea at the state competition. From there, the top contestants at state were invited to the Sandy Chamber’s Shark Tank event where they presented their business plans to a panel of real investors. These young entrepreneurs were judged based on their comprehensive business plans and reality moving forward. Sponsors of the seed money: Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation, Sorensen Legacy Foundation, Instructure, and InBetween Days Foundation. And the winners are… 1st Place | $5,000 | Carson Young | H2ONE | USB/solar powered backpacking water purifier that uses ultraviolet light 2nd Place | $2500 | Heidi Bingham | Wagon Wheels | Mobile pet groomer 3rd Place | $1000| Joshua and Dallin Christensen | Power Pops | Healthy electrolyte “otter pops” to be used for athletes with a bite off top The money awarded will go directly to helping them launch their business. We were so impressed with each student that pitched their idea. The future is bright for the upcoming generation! These funds will go directly to helping these students get their business off the ground. We are so impressed with the upcoming generation! Congratulations to all those who pitched and to our winners.