Young Entrepreneurs Meet with Local Leaders of Industry
VISUAL: Local Leaders of Industry and CEOs share their experiences and insights into the business world with the next generation of CEOs in a roundtable discussion.
13 students, ages 11 to 17, from the Greater Philadelphia Foundation for Women Entrepreneur’s (GPFWE) Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) have the opportunity to talk one-on-one and ask questions to local CEOs about how they got their start in business.
February 5, 2014, 6:30pm (Will winter ever end?)
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WHERE: Bryn Mawr College, Thomas Hall Rm. 110, 101 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA
- Millie Bell, Founder and CEO, Skin Health Solutions/DermHA
- Bruce Bley, President, Coccos Pizzeria Pub
- Michelle MacDonald, Founder, Sweet Note Bagels
- Michael Mignucci, Jr., President & CEO, DiBruno Brothers
- Ned Moore, CEO, Clutch.com
- Charlene Mulholland, Co-Founder, Sorella Boutique
- Kevin Nolan, President, Nolan Painting
- Members of the Business Community, Parents and Bryn Mawr College Community
- 13 students in grades 6-12 who attend the Bryn Mawr College’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy.
Begin as a student and finish as a CEO!©
CEO Roundtable Media Alert (PDF)
Published: Friday, September 13, 2013
By Kevin Tustin, STAFF WRITER
Delco News Network
In our fast-paced world it can seem harder and harder to keep up and make a success of yourself.
Now a new program for middle school and high school kids offers to give them a leg up in the world of business.
The Young Entrepreneur Academy is looking for 24 students in grades six through 12 to be a part of the first local course to be held at Bryn Mawr College starting in October. Students will be able to start their own business with the chance of going to a national competition to have their business backed by investors.
Students who have taken part in the program have had their ideas picked up by national chain stores like Walmart and Wegmans.
“We’re looking for students who have the motivation for entrepreneurship,” said Philadelphia YEA Executive Director Ellen Fisher. “There’s a lot of ingenuity in the region.”
The year-long course will meet once a week at Bryn Mawr from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for 30 weeks. During the course’s duration students will develop business ideas, conduct market research, and take part in three major events; an investor panel, a trade show, and graduation.
The winner of the investor panel will go on to the national competition.
Ellen Fisher, Executive Director of YEA! Philadelphia, is proud to announce that Bryn Mawr College will be hosting the YEA! Philadelphia Program for 2013-2014.
Through their interactions with business professionals during the year, YEA! students gain some of the most important knowledge and experience they need to succeed. Local professionals volunteer their time and expertise as guest speakers, mentors, investors, graphic designers, field trip hosts, business plan reviewers, and much more. The time YEA! students spend with adults who encourage their futures is invaluable, and participants often report getting even more out of their participation than they put in to it!
If you are interested in becoming involved with YEA! as a guest speaker, fieldtrip host, or volunteer, contact Ellen Fisher at 215-628-3875 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.