Alice Bu, CEO of Cross Pacific Buddies, shares her entrepreneurial knowledge at the YEA! trade show. (YEA! Philadelphia)
By Diane Mastrull, Staff Writer
Posted: August 15, 2016
Just two years ago, Shreyas Parab was such a shy, unassuming teenager that it pained him to make eye contact. Now the 15-year-old from Aston, Delaware County, wears ties declaring himself a chick magnet and a stud muffin.
And he’s running a company that has sold nearly 600 of those novelty ties for close to $17,000 in its first 14 months of business, tapping into a market where whimsy is popular.
Parab also makes pitches to investor panels, and has met with Sam’s Club executives in Bentonville, Ark., hoping to get his Novel Tie line in their stores. A decision is pending.
Has Your Middle or High School Student Always Wanted to Start Their Own Business?
Join us during our YEA! Informational Night:
Tuesday, September 27
7:00 p.m. — 8:15 p.m.
Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
When young people bring their ideas to us, they really mean business.
YEA! helps middle and high school students take their entrepreneurial skills to a new level in a yearlong academic program that gives students a project-based, hands-on, experiential education. YEA! meets Wednesday each week from 5:00-8:00pm at Cabrini University, November thru May. The application deadline for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy is September 30, 2016. Enrollment is limited.
For more information on YEA! and to apply online click here.
To register for the free information session, click here.
If you have questions, call 215-628-3875 or email us at email@example.com
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Trust us…this will help you stop sweating the small stuff!
We are currently accepting applications for the YEA! Philadelphia 2016-2017 class.
If you know a middle or high school student that would be interested in the program, please nominate them by clicking the link below.
The Philadelphia Center for Advancing Entrepreneurs congratulates the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Philadelphia Class of 2016. These 16 middle and high school kids began the program in November 2015 as students and graduated as CEOs of their own companies.
Jared Breakiron– Wayne, Radnor High School, grade 10
Alice Bu– Haverford, The Baldwin School, grade 10
Alexis Capers– Blue Bell, Agnes Irwin School, grade 11
Cal Hanson– Radnor, Radnor High School, grade 11
Anya Jayanthi– Bryn Mawr, Welsh Valley Middle School, grade 7
Alissa Liu– Ardmore, The Baldwin School, grade 9
Tobey Mandel– Bryn Mawr, Radnor High School, grade 11
Matt Mignucci– Villanova, The Shipley School, grade 8
Elijah Neal– Drexel Hill, Upper Darby High School, grade 9
Malachi Neal– Drexel Hill, Drexel Hill Middle School, grade 8
Jose Luis Policarpio– Havertown, Haverford Middle School, grade 6
Emily Scott– Media, University Scholars Program at PALCS, grade 6
Brooklyn Stanback– Philadelphia, Amy Northwest Middle School, grade 8
Varun Sundar– Aston, Garnet Valley Middle School, grade 8
Michaela Swartz– Media, Rose Tree, grade 5
Stela Tong– Havertown, The Shipley School, grade 10
YEA! Philadelphia would not be possible without the support of our community. Help us to continue to transform local students into real business owners and true entrepreneurial success stories.