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:

    The Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs Is Almost Here

    By: Maura McInerney Published: September 1st, 2014
    The 2013 finalists and winners celebrate at the event last year.  Who will win this year?

    It’s that time of year again! Summer is winding down, kids are going back to school, but don’t be too sad….because it time for The Celebration of Young Entrepreneurs!  Take a moment to appreciate what these young people are doing… Read the rest

    Learning to Pitch: The Business Expo

    By: Maura McInerney Published: July 24th, 2014
    The Duct Tape suit!

    I really enjoyed celebrating a great week in Being Your Own Boss camp last week with a Business Expo and Shark Tank. Nearly 80 campers who had completed 5th and 6th grade worked all week on their existing businesses or… Read the rest

    Behind the Scenes with the CYE Judges

    By: Maura McInerney Published: June 30th, 2014
    The judges discuss the character traits of great young entrepreneurs before they review the applications.

    With the help of our wonderful Daniels Scholar Intern, JD Yaklich, and Board member David Wolf, a former venture capital investor and adjunct professor, Young Americans just concluded the judging process to decide the winners and finalists for our youth… Read the rest

    Acronym (and Business) Help

    By: Maura McInerney Published: May 19th, 2014
    Apply to our youth business competition and you could win $1,000 - like Sweet Bee Sisters did in 2013!

    CYE?  SWOT?  What? At Young Americans, we love our acronyms, but we know that they’re not as clear to everyone.  We’re here to offer entrepreneurship help, especially with all our acronyms. CYE CYE is our Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs, our… Read the rest

    Spring Selling

    By: Maura McInerney Published: May 8th, 2014

    Young Americans hosted another fun and busy Marketplace last weekend.  The sun was shining and shoppers were greeted outside by cool refreshments offered by Kallander Sno Konettes and Ahhhs 2j’s Lemonade. Shoppers continued inside to scope out the other 55… Read the rest

    Pitch-ing Perfect

    By: Maura McInerney Published: April 10th, 2014
    Monster Eye Designs pitching.

    We were thrilled to host some very promising young entrepreneurs at Young Americans last week. Students from DSST Stapleton and DSST Green Valley Ranch have been participating in a Startup Colorado entrepreneur class over the past two months. The culmination… Read the rest

    Strategies for Success

    By: Maura McInerney Published: April 3rd, 2014
    Come support these business owners May 3.

    Young Americans hosted new and veteran business owners attend and contribute to “Success Strategies for Marketplace Class” on Saturday, March 22.  During the first hour of class, the group discussed customer service, promotion, pricing, competition, and day of operations.  Businesses… Read the rest