Watch the YEA! Entrepreneurs at the Small Business Summit

June 11, 2014

Young entrepreneurs will face off with scholarship dollars on the line June 11 during a competition sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Sam's Club. 

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) National Saunders Scholarship Competition will take placeuring the chamber's annual Small Business Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. 

Six finalists will vie for three scholarships, and they will have a chance to win a fast past audition to ABC's hit television show Shark Tank.

(Read: Biographies of each finalist.)


The panel will be held from noon to 1:45 p.m. in the Omni Shoreham Hotel's main ballroom. The competition will be webcast live. 

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a yearlong program that transforms middle and high school students into real entrepreneurs. Students write business plans, conduct market research, pitch their plans to panels of investors, and launch their own legal, fully formed companies. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation provides launch grants to state and local chambers of commerce to help bring the YEA! program to their communities.

For questions about the program, or registering for the YEA! Luncheon Competition next week at America’s Small Business Summit, please email Hilary Crow at