Winners receive $1,000 and finalists receive $250 to be used for business or education. In addition, winners also have the chance to work with and learn from a Presenting Mentor – a leader from the Denver business community who will share business advice, experience and encouragement. Past Presenting Mentors have included John Ikard, CEO of FirstBank Holding Company of Colorado, Mimi Roberson, CEO of Presbyterian/
A panel of independent judges will read the applications and select one winner and two finalists from three age categories. Winners, finalists and all applicants will be invited to the Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs dinner and awards ceremony on September 15, 2011, at the Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Center for Performing Arts in downtown Denver.
For more information or to download an application for the Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs competition, go to http://www.yacenter.org/$
About Young Americans Center for Financial Education
Young Americans Center for Financial Education is a Denver-based nonprofit dedicated to developing financial literacy in young people, 21 and under. In addition to Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs, other programs such as Young AmeriTowne, International Towne and Get aHead for Business teach important financial and business skills through engaging classes and hands-on experience. Learn more at http://www.yacenter.org or by calling 303-321-2265