Young Americans seeks young entrepreneurs ages 6-21 for cash prizes

Young Americans Center for Financial Education is seeking entries for its 10th annual Celebration of Young Entrepreneurs contest. Young Colorado business people who operate their own businesses can win $1,000 and mentoring from business leaders.
By: Lonewolf Communication
June 7, 2011 - PRLog -- DENVER — With cash prizes of $250 to $1,000 and free mentoring from Colorado business leaders on the line, the Young Americans Center for Financial Education ( is seeking entries to its 10th annual “Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs Contest,” with the deadline to enter Friday, July 17.  Celebrating the spirit of Young Americans’ founder Bill Daniels, one of America’s greatest entrepreneurs, this exciting competition is open to all Colorado business people ages 6-21 who own and run their own businesses and there is no cost to enter.

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/St. Luke's Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL, Katherine Ott, CEO of Slimgenics, Donna Lynne, President of Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Dick Saunders, Founder of Saunders Construction and others. This year, Linda Childears, President and CEO of The Daniels Fund will serve as a presenting mentor, with other mentors to follow.

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$1000 or call 303-321-2265.  

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 or by calling 303-321-2265
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