Young Entrepreneurs graduate as CEOs

Young Entrepreneurs graduate as CEOs

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce graduates 16 middle and high school students from its Young Entrepreneurs Academy.

This 30 week program guides the students through the process of starting their own businesses, including developing a business plan, pitching to and landing investors, all the way to business events and trade shows.

Logan Sanders developed a software suite specifically for non profits to organize operations and volunteers.

"Now, in the Lubbock community, if you say you did the young entrepreneurs' academy, people recognize that and understand it's a challenge and that it really means something," Sanders said. "We had many applications, fewer make the class, and fewer stick with it to here. It's a lot of work, but it really pays off in the end."

Applications are now open for next year's class. The session runs through most of the school year, from late October through May, meeting three hours a week. The final deadline is July 30th.


(Press Release)

Who: Lubbock Chamber Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) students

  • Aaron Ramos, 8th grade | Hutchinson Middle School (LISD)
  • Amrita Ramesh, 6th grade | Hutchinson (LISD)
  • Brooke Payne, 5th grade | Laura Bush Middle School (Lubbock-Cooper ISD)
  • Duncan Moore, 8th grade | Evans Middle School (LISD)
  • Evan Emery, 9th grade | Idalou High School
  • Jairon Foster, 9th grade | Estacado High School (LISD)
  • Kevin Bash, 8th grade | Southcrest Christian School
  • Lauren Lambert,7th grade | Hutchinson Middle School (LISD)
  • Leyla Aguilar, 6th grade | Hutchinson Middle School (LISD)
  • Logan Sanders, 8th grade | Idalou Middle School
  • Peyton McCloud, 6th grade | Heritage Middle School (FISD)
  • Spencer Noall, 8th grade | Frenship Middle School
  • Sydney Locke, 8th grade | All Saints Episcopal School
  • Taylor Anderson, 10th grade | Coronado High School (LISD)
  • Vanessa Miller, 10th grade | Abernathy High School
  • William Watson, 11th grade | Estacado High School (LISD)

What: 30-weeks of hard work has come to an end as the 2017-2018 class will graduate from student status to CEO status with the skills and knowledge to continue running the company they created in class or start something new.

Date: Tuesday, May 22

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Science Spectrum, 2579 S Loop 289 STE 250

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