Organization Focuses on Supporting and Uniting Seattle’s Next Generation of Entrepreneurs to Build a Better Community
KIRKLAND, Wash.—December 15, 2011—The Young Entrepreneur Social (Y.E.S), a newly formed non-profit organization designed to develop and unite the next generation of local, young entrepreneurs, today announced its official public launch for Puget Sound entrepreneurs. Founded by a group of Seattle’s most successful young entrepreneurs, the Y.E.S program includes an annual series of seven social events aimed to encourage a local culture of entrepreneurship and connect a community of diverse, young innovators who can help drive long-term economic health. Membership is available to CEOs and entrepreneurs under the age of 30, who have founded local start-ups with venture backing or more than $1M in revenue. Young leaders in other fields, such as politics and non-profits, are approved on a case-by-case basis.
Among other founders, current Chair Brayden Olson and co-Chairs, Colin Christianson, Morgan Carson and Jacquie Brown are amongst Seattle’s emerging young leaders committed to a strong future for Seattle keeping brilliant young minds and jobs local.
“The greater Seattle area has historically been a great place for young innovators, but in recent years we’ve seen competition from other regions pull the next generation of young entrepreneurs out of our community,” said Brayden Olson, CEO of Novel and Chairman of YES, “Their most often reported reason is a lack of other young entrepreneurs in the Seattle area. We developed YES to not only address this issue, but to build a magnet to attract young entrepreneurs to Seattle.”
“With Y.E.S, we are reinventing the experience of what it means to be a young entrepreneur. We are vibrant and progressive – and we plan to have a little fun along the way,” added YES Co-Chairman and Founder of Seattle-based Tenacious Ventures, Colin Christianson.
With the public launch of YES, corporate sponsors opportunities are also now available. As a non-profit the contributions are charitable, but it goes further than that. All YES entrepreneurs are given tools to engage in mentorship and high school volunteer work so support of YES has a ripple effect into the community. In the role of corporate sponsor, companies have the opportunity to develop relationships with promising and influential base of new clients, help young business leaders access the resources they need to progress their companies, and deliver long term, local economic impact. Given the demographic of YES, there is no event in town where you are more likely to meet the next Bill Gates, Howard Schultz or Jeff Bezos.
Organizers and sponsors for The Young Entrepreneur Social plan to begin hosting networking events in early 2012. For more information on membership, upcoming events, and sponsorship opportunities, please visit: www.yesleaders.org.
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The Young Entrepreneur Social (Y.E.S), a Seattle-based non-profit organization and series of networking events designed to develop and unite the next generation of local, young entrepreneurs.