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

Posted by on Sep 19, 2015 in YEA! | Comments Off on 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

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Sam’s Club is a proud sponsor of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy

Posted by on Sep 19, 2015 in YEA! | Comments Off on Sam’s Club is a proud sponsor of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy

Sam’s Club is sponsoring Teen CEO Education! Click here, or on the image below to watch a brief video that features our own local 2015 Winner, Shreyas Parab! (please scroll to the bottom of the page to play the video!)

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One of this year’s YEA! CEO Roundtable guests, Rick Forman of Forman Mills was featured on “Undercover BOSS” on CBS.

Posted by on Feb 7, 2015 in YEA! | Comments Off on One of this year’s YEA! CEO Roundtable guests, Rick Forman of Forman Mills was featured on “Undercover BOSS” on CBS.

‘Undercover’ opens Forman Mills boss’ eyes

By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer  |  POSTED:  January 21, 2015

Rick Forman was boiling over with anger and frustration.

Impatient customers were backed up at the register at the Forman Mills store in Totowa, N.J. The credit card processor was crawling, price tags were falling off garments, price checks were impossible. Hangers had overflowed the behind-the-register boxes and no one was available to pick them up.

“I was ready to explode,” Forman said. “I was ready to close the store down.”

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The YEA! CEO Roundtable will be held at Rosemont College on Wed. March 4 at 6:30pm- 8:00pm at Rotwitt Theatre.

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Rosa’s Fresh Pizza featured on Ellen – and the YEA! CEO Roundtable

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in YEA! | Comments Off on Rosa’s Fresh Pizza featured on Ellen – and the YEA! CEO Roundtable

When Ellen heard about Mason Wartman’s pizza shop in Philadelphia, she was amazed. Mason has created a system that has helped feed thousands of hungry mouths. Check out his inspiring story.

Mason is continuing to give back to the community by participating on the YEA! CEO Roundtable to teach our next generation of entrepreneurs

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YEA! Class with the Investor Panel

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in YEA! | Comments Off on YEA! Class with the Investor Panel

YEA Philadephia 2014 class
THANK YOU for coming to support our Young Entrepreneurs. Our 1st Annual Investor Panel event for the Philadelphia Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) was held on March 19.

We watched with amazement as 10 kids, some as young as 11 years old, stood up and presented professional business plans to a panel of “grown up investors” in front of about 150 people in an auditorium that is large and gothic and Phantom-of-the-Opera-like (yes, its intimidating).

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