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About: Maura McInerney

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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.

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    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


    Prepare to Shop ‘Til You Drop

    By: Maura McInerney Published: November 17th, 2014
    Very neat checker boards and chess boards!

    Racking your brain for unique and creative gifts this holiday season? Support young business owners while getting your holiday shopping done.  Come to the annual Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace! There will be 175+ different businesses owned by youth ages 6-21 selling… Read the rest


    New Youth Businesses in Boulder

    By: Maura McInerney Published: November 3rd, 2014
    2014_Boulder_Prep_Girl

    Young Americans was thrilled to partner with Boulder Prep High School, a Boulder Valley Charter School, to present our Founding Framework entrepreneurship curriculum to a group of their students. It was a week off between blocks for the entire school,… Read the rest


    A Twist on the Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs

    By: Maura McInerney Published: September 22nd, 2014
    The CYE 2014 Finalists and Winners gather before the event begins.

    For the 13th year in a row, Young Americans just selected the top youth business owners in the state.  The annual Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs took place during Denver Startup Week, and there were several new elements this year that made… Read the rest


    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