Become a part of the Young Entrepreneur Tournament


With the talent to make a garden bloom, 12-year-old Destiny last year turned her backyard garden into a successful enterprise growing and selling her produce at a local Farmers’ Market. Her slogan was, “Buy a Bag and Give a Bag,” by encouraging customers to also donate food to a local food bank.

Great businesses and products come from innovative ideas and the 2019 Young Entrepreneur Tournament is the place to make them happen.

The Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development Center is hosting the 11th Annual 2019 Young Entrepreneur Tournament [YET] in Fort Collins April 6, 2019, through May 4th.

No business idea is too small, and the Young Entrepreneur Tournament enables new and innovative ideas to develop into a business while competing with peers. Businesses can be for-profit, non-profit or a co-operative enterprise.

Having a passion for photography, 15-year-old Nate founded Photos for SIDS. Nate sold his artful photos and donated a percentage of each sale to the non-profit Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Foundation.

Young Entrepreneurs will be able to develop and refine a business plan with experienced business leaders, experiencing what it takes to get a business off the ground and running.

Youth who are 18 and under are invited to participate with training and mentorship in five Saturday workshops starting April 6, 2019, through May 4.

Participants spend 20 hours developing their business plans and then get to pitch them to a panel of judges in a competition to win up to $1,000 in business investment prize money to start that business.

Participant space is limited to 30 young entrepreneurs. To register for 2019 YET, and to get more information, click/tap

Published on: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:54am
Contact Details: 

EWD Fort Collins Office
200 W. Oak St., Suite 5000
Fort Collins, CO 80522
(970) 498-6600

EWD Loveland Office
200 Peridot Ave., Suite 1100
Loveland, CO 80537
(970) 619-4669

Andrew Minor, Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development, [970] 498-6083,

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