Founded in 2004 at the University of Rochester with support from the Kauffman Foundation, the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting program that transforms local middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Through the year-long program, students in grades 6-12 generate business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans, pitch to a panel of investors, and launch their very own companies. APPLY HERE.
Applications Due September 20, 2023
Interviews for Participation, September 26-27, 2023
Class Begins, October 11, 2023
CEO Round Table - Spring 2024
Investor Panel - Spring 2024
Graduation - Spring 2024