Young Entrepreneurs Sought for New Session
Aug 01, 2018 08:14AM
By Jeanne Fratello
One lucky student business will be chosen at the investor panel to represent the Manhattan Beach YEA at the finals in Rochester, New York. There they will compete with YEA students from all over the country for scholarships.
YEA is supported through donations from the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce, Kinecta, Manhattan Beach Toyota, Max Industries, and WeWork.
Last year's class of entrepreneurs included 15 student CEOs, whose business ideas ranged from detachable visors for helmets to custom multi-use furniture. The overall winner was Paloma Burgos and her business, Lavande de la Paloma. Burgos cultivates lavender from her own backyard and creates lavender soaps and sachets with customizable boxes. As the winning student CEO, her business was fully funded and she was chosen to compete against other young entrepreneurs in Rochester, New York.