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2017 Investor Panel Competition – APR 19

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Events | Comments Off on 2017 Investor Panel Competition – APR 19

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(Think Shark Tank vs. American Idol)

Watch their dreams become reality.

Be inspired as 14 rising stars, ages 12-18, pitch to a panel of local investors and are awarded start-up funds to launch their own business.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Register Now


5:30 p.m.

Meet & Greet Reception with the Young Entrepreneurs

6 – 8:30 p.m.

Business Plan Presentations


Cabrini University

Grace Hall Atrium
610 King of Prussia Rd., Radnor, PA 19087


Free (with registration)

Donations Appreciated



2017 Investor Panelists

Andrew Berg, Berg Partners, LLC

Kevin Conner, Conner & Associates, PC

Ana Fernandez-Parmet, Parmetech

Sharon Humble, Linebarger, Goggan Blair and Sampson, LLP

Terri Matthews, ORI HomeCare, LLC

Chris McCauley, HomeNet Automotive

Eric Raymond, The Raymond Organization

Janelle Snyder, SnyderLAW

Andrew Voudouris, Turn 5, Inc.

Jim Wiley, Wiley Group

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

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Events | Comments Off on Don’t Let Them See You Sweat – Naturally! (As seen on Shark Tank)

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

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Register for 2017 INVESTOR PANEL COMPETITION on April 19th

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At YEA! Philadelphia, kids are on a mission to be entrepreneurs (from

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Events, YEA! | Comments Off on At YEA! Philadelphia, kids are on a mission to be entrepreneurs (from


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.

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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.

YEA! Philadelphia


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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