The Young Entrepreneur Academy builds entrepreneurs one student at a time. We have teamed up with DECA and FBLA to guide high school students through the process of writing a business plan, pitching to investors, obtaining funding, and launching a real business.

 

At the culmination of this program, students will have the opportunity to participate in a Shark Tank event where they pitch to a panel of real investors and business professionals. Those that receive 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the 3 DECA entrepreneurial categories and the 1 FBLA will be eligible to participate in the competition.

 

There are several ways you can support the program

 

  • Mentor — Assist in a classroom to share your expertise
  • Volunteer — Be a judge at the year-end Shark Tank competition
  • Event Sponsor — Help pay for the year-end Shark Tank competition
  • Scholarship Sponsor — Donate to the pool of funds handed out to students

 

If you would like more information, please contact karla@southvalleychamber.com