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Sam’s Club taking 6 YEA! Finalists to meet Chelsea Clinton

YEA! Program with Chelsea Clinton

Shreyas Parab, our Philadelphia Saunders Semi-Finalist and CEO of NovelTie writes:

I would like to thank all of you for your congratulations and well wishes.

I don’t think Mrs. Fisher did enough justice [at the YEA! 2015 Investor Panel Competition]  by saying that I “attribute my success to my participation in YEA.”

Today, I was able to give an elevator pitch, answer questions from judges about business plans, communicate effectively, and network beyond belief. These are all things I learned solely from YEA. I can confidently say that before YEA, I would not be able to do such things. My partner and I were able to win a hefty amount, but more importantly, we got to meet teen entrepreneurs from around the world and interact with professionals in various fields. They repeatedly told me that for being such a young kid (most of them were 17 and older), I had skills and traits that they found admirable. They asked me where I got it from and consistently the answer was YEA.

I cannot thank you enough for your continued support and guidance.  “You make a difference” is the only sentence that can most effectively convey my sentiments. Whether you know it or not, today, you helped me do something I thought impossible.

Sincerely, Shreyas