Students in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy at Lyndonville Central School took the stage to present their business to an Investor Panel. Each student or group of students had 6 minutes to pitch their business ideas. Based on the appeal and merit of the student’s presentations, students were awarded funds to be used toward startup costs.
Jeremy of Tightlines Bait and Tackle was selected to advance to the YEA Saunders Scholars National College Scholarship competition. He will compete for college scholarships and an all-expenses paid trip courtesy of the U.S Chamber of Commerce to America’s Small Business Summit in Washington D.C.
Jeremy was also awarded a $500 shopping spree at Sam’s Club. He plans to run his online business starting this summer and while he attends Cobleskill College.
The 15 students in YEA at Lyndonville are among 8,000 students in 38 states nationwide enrolled in the entrepreneurial education class that teaches kids how to generate business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans, pitch to a panel of investors, and launch their own, legally-registered companies.