The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) announced the winners of its Saunders Scholars Semi-Finals competition. Over 100 top young entrepreneurs competed to advance to the national finals to compete “Shark Tank” style for the title of America’s Next Top Young Entrepreneur and a prize package that includes college scholarship, as well as national media attention. The national finals will take place at America’s Small Business Summit, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition is open to the public and will be held at noon, June 13 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, D.C. Tickets cost $50 and include lunch. Call (585) 272-3535 to register.
From the Northwest Region, Maxx Stewart (Meeker Middle School) from the YEA! Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber class in Washington is the CEO of Spyder Grypz, an innovative replacement to traditional lacrosse tape. Spyder Grypz is a one piece rubber grip sleeve that shrinks on to a lacrosse shaft when heat is applied, enhancing the lacrosse player’s grip and control of the ball.
“The Tacoma-Pierce County region is the place for entrepreneurs – even the local youth are finding ways to make a job for themselves and others. We couldn’t be happier with Maxx’s success and can’t wait to see him compete on the national stage.” says Lynnette Buffington, VP of Investor Outreach at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber.
The YEA! program at Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber is managed by Carmetrus Parker and includes the volunteer time of countless business professionals from the area. To meet the other entrepreneurs from the program and to hear Max present his business plan before heading to Washington, D.C. register to attend the June Chamber Luncheon on June 10th at the Hotel Murano. Visit our Events page www.tacomachamber.org or contact Janice Hutchins at 253-627-2175 to register.
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