Young Americans Blog

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:

    How to Run Your Own Business – RYOB Summer Camp

    By: Maura McInerney Published: June 18th, 2015
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    We kicked off summer camps with Young Ameritowne 2 and Running Your Own Business last week and we sure had a lot of fun! While Young Ameritowne alums were across the hall diving deeper into themes of free enterprise in… Read the rest

    Shark Tank at Excel Academy

    By: Maura McInerney Published: May 21st, 2015

    Young Americans provided guidance and curriculum support to Excel Academy’s Entrepreneurship Enrichment Class this semester.  After five months of hard work, we witnessed the development of the students’ business ideas and presentation skills when they gave their final pitches during… Read the rest

    Spring Marketplace Recap

    By: Maura McInerney Published: April 30th, 2015

    Young Americans Center for Financial Education was transformed into a shopper’s dream last weekend for our Spring Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace. We hosted a variety of businesses with owners between the ages of 6-21. We were thrilled to see returning businesses… Read the rest

    Success Strategies for Young Entreprneurs

    By: Maura McInerney Published: March 26th, 2015

    Success Strategies for NEW participants is a class at Young Americans to answer any questions and provide guidance for day-of marketplace operations. Several first time participants attended this class last Saturday, including Madeline, 8, of Box Art, and Jaden, 12,… Read the rest

    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