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:

    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

    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