Wednesday Lunch Talk — Young Entrepreneurs Academy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Noon - 1pm
Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase 215

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting year long class that transforms middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Throughout the class, students develop business ideas, write business plans, conduct market research, pitch their plans to a panel of investors, and actually launch and run their own real, legal, fully formed companies and social movements. Complete with dynamic guest speakers from the local business community and exciting behind-the-scenes trips to local companies, the fun, projects-based YEA! approach empowers students to take charge of their futures in a profound way. Founded in 2004 at the University of Rochester with support from the Kaufmann Foundation, the Young Entrepreneurs Academy today serves thousands of students in 168 communities across America. In 2011, the United States Chamber of Commerce and Campaign for Free Enterprise became a national sponsor and partner of the Academy to help celebrate the spirit of enterprise among today’s youth and tomorrow’s future leaders.

Presented by Gayle Jagel, Founder and CEO, and Eric Meyer, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Young Entrepreneurs Academy, Inc.

More information on YEA! is available at

Light lunch served starting at 11:45am.

Tags: entrepreneurship, Warner Wednesday Talk