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YEA! Informational Night

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Events, YEA! | Comments Off on YEA! Informational Night

Has Your Middle or High School Student Always Wanted to Start Their Own Business?

Join us during our YEA! Informational Night:

Wednesday, August 17

7:00 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.

Imagination. Middle and high school students have virtually unlimited amounts of it… and a remarkable aptitude for using it to generate entrepreneurial ideas. That’s why, The Philadelphia Center for Advancing Entrepreneurs, with support from the Kaufmann Foundation, have introduced the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!). 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 each week from 5:00-8:00pm beginning November and ending 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

Transform Ideas, Create Value, Be Entrepreneurial!

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Don’t Let Them See You Sweat – Naturally! (As seen on Shark Tank)

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016 in Events | Comments Off on Don’t Let Them See You Sweat – Naturally! (As seen on Shark Tank)

piperwaiPiperWai Natural Deodorant (as seen and funded on ABC’s Shark Tank) is offering a special Young Entrepreneur Academy (YEA!) Philadelphia discount on their all natural deodorant through their online site.  Use coupon code “YEA10” at checkout, receive a 10% discount on your order and feel good that an additional 10% will be donated to YEA! Philadelphia!  This discount is only good for July 2016.

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Trust us…this will help you stop sweating the small stuff!

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We are currently accepting applications for the YEA! Philadelphia 2016-2017 class.

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If you know a middle or high school student that would be interested in the program, please nominate them by clicking the link below.

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Congratulations to the YEA! Philadelphia Class of 2016!

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in YEA! | Comments Off on Congratulations to the YEA! Philadelphia Class of 2016!

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.

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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.

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CEO of Walmart wearing a Shreyas Chick Magnet Tie

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in YEA! | Comments Off on CEO of Walmart wearing a Shreyas Chick Magnet Tie

CEO of Walmart wearing Chick Magnet TieAs you know, back in May, local young entrepreneur, Shreyas Parab, CEO of NovelTies was selected as a national finalist by the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. All of the finalists were invited to our national sponsor’s Sam’s Club/Walmart corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas. Shreyas being Shreyas, enthralled the executives there and they wrote a blog post on him and his business that was posted yesterday. They announced in their post, that Shreyas and NovelTies will be featured in the Sam’s Club Showcase store soon.

We are so grateful for all of your help and financial support for the Greater Philadelphia Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs’ Young Entrepreneurs Academy. You are the reason we are having an influence the future.

If you could follow us on Twitter @YEAphiladelphia and re-tweet this local success story you helped nurture that would be terrific.

—Ellen Fisher, Executive Director, YEA! Philadelphia

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Shreyas featured on the Walmart Blog

Posted by on Oct 7, 2015 in YEA! | Comments Off on Shreyas featured on the Walmart Blog

Shreyas featured by WalmartGood afternoon, small business advocates,

We want to share the story of an amazing young entrepreneur, Shreyas Parab, the 14-year old CEO of NovelTie, as featured on Walmart Today – Click here for the story. Sam’s Club is so proud to support business owners and entrepreneurs of every age, including the 4,000+ students ages 11 to 18 year old students that participate in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) program.

Please read to be inspired and share with friends and colleagues. (@yeausa)

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