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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:

    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

    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

    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