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About: Maura McInerney

As the Young Entrepreneur Program Coordinator, I support and educate youth with businesses, and encourage those exploring the concept of entrepreneurship for the first time.

Posts by Maura McInerney:

    Getting Started on Fashion Design Early

    By: Maura McInerney Published: March 23rd, 2015
    Meta and her designs.

    Some of our young entrepreneurs recently met at the Fashion Design Center Denver to get a sneak peek into the local fashion scene. The FDC, located in RiNo, was created for emerging designers who want to stay, design and produce,… Read the rest

    Getting the Most from Speed Mentoring

    By: Maura McInerney Published: March 12th, 2015
    Sweet Bee Sisters discuss packaging and marketing.

    Ingredients: Young entrepreneurs Two hours on a Saturday A cohort of accomplished Denver professionals dedicated to their community The incredible AmeriTowne location known to 5th graders all over Colorado Directions: Mix well on Saturday, February 21st “Mentoring is to support and… Read the rest

    A Visit from Iraqi Entrepreneurs

    By: Maura McInerney Published: February 9th, 2015
    The members of the visiting delegation pose at St. Mary's Academy.

    Young Americans has been thrilled to host international guests from the Iraqi “Strengthening an Entrepreneurial Culture” group, organized by the International Visitor Leadership Program, facilitated by WorldDenver in Denver, CO, for the last two years. The International Visitor Leadership Program… Read the rest

    New CYE Application – Now Open

    By: Maura McInerney Published: February 2nd, 2015
    Winner Lexie Ross and her mentor, Sara Bencomo.

    Happy New Year Entrepreneurs! Young Americans is excited to announce that the Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs (CYE) business competition application is now live and accepting submissions. Young Americans knows that Colorado is full of brilliant, creative, hardworking young people running their… Read the rest

    Creating Commercials

    By: Maura McInerney Published: January 22nd, 2015
    Creating a commercial during the Denver Open Media class.

    Young Americans hosts students at our facilities for financial literacy field trips to Ameritowne and global interdependency field trips to International Towne throughout the school year, but it was our Young Entrepreneurs turn to take a field trip on Saturday,… Read the rest

    Top 10 Reasons Why You Should be a Young Entrepreneur at Young Americans

    By: Maura McInerney Published: December 1st, 2014

    So you think you want to start a business?  We have 10 great reasons why you should come to us to help you get started.  Can you think of more?  Share them with us in the comments section below. Young… Read the rest

    Marketplace Sneak Peek

    By: Maura McInerney Published: November 27th, 2014
    David of David's Crayons make his pitch in front of the whole room.

    Success Strategies is a free class we offer at Young Americans before each Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace to help business owners make a plan to be as successful as possible during the actual event.  Our most recent class was hosted in… Read the rest