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2018 CEO Roundtable – Register Now!

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 in Events, YEA! | Comments Off on 2018 CEO Roundtable – Register Now!

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The 2017-18 YEA! Program is underway.

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Transform Ideas, Create Value, Be Entrepreneurial!

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At YEA! Philadelphia, kids are on a mission to be entrepreneurs (from Philly.com)

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

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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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