CENTRAL PALM BEACH COUNTY CHAMBER TO HOST SHARK TANK STYLE INVESTOR PANEL FOR YOUTH ENTREPRENEURS
PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL- The Central Palm Beach County Community Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, is hosting its Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Investor Panel on Wednesday, March 30th.
YEA! is an afterschool program that transforms local middle and high school students into confident entrepreneurs and CEOs. Throughout the rigorous seven month program, students brainstorm and form enterprises, register companies with governmental agencies, and by the end, actually launch their own businesses or social movements. Students have been working on their business plans since last October and have received guidance from business mentors across a variety of industries.
At the Investor Panel, students will have five minutes to present their finalized business plans to a panel of judges, and are seeking real funding to cover their first three months of startup costs. Judges will hear from each business and then proceed to score each presentation in a private deliberation room. The panel will have $10,000 to distribute amongst the businesses. In addition, judges will select the top business to move on to the Regional Competition taking place in Rochester, New York.
“None of this would be possible without the support of all of our generous donors, especially the Co-Presenting Sponsors of our YEA! program, Florida Power & Light and the Palm Beach County School District,” stated Chamber and Foundation CEO, Mary Lou Bedford.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Keiser University Flagship Campus (off of Military Trail) is hosting the event. Light refreshments and networking with the young entrepreneurs will begin at 5 p.m. and the event will start at 6 p.m. It is a family friendly environment, and families are encouraged to bring their children and start shaping the next generation of entrepreneurs. To register, please visit www.cpbchamber.com.
About the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce
The geographic footprint of the Central Palm Beach County Chamber extends from the sugar cane fields near Lake Okeechobee to the coral reefs of the Atlantic Ocean, encompassing 15 municipalities and serving a population of more than 490,000 residents, roughly 36% of the population of Palm Beach County. Communities located within the Chamber’s footprint: Acreage, Atlantis, Belle Glade, Greenacres, Lake Clarke Shores, Lake Worth, Lantana, Loxahatchee, Loxahatchee Groves, Manalapan, Palm Springs, Royal Palm Beach, South Palm Beach, Wellington and West Palm Beach. For more information on YEA! or the Chamber’s Foundation, visit www.cpbchamber.com.