2015 Young Entrepreneurs Academy, brought to you by Morgan Stanley
We are currently in the midst of our inaugural YEA! program and we are producing quite an array of innovators! We are lucky to have such an amazing group of students and are excited for the events to come. The young entrepreneurs are in the process of completing their business plans and working hard on their Investor Panel presentations. On Thursday May 7th, 2015 we will be holding the Investor Panel Event in which the students will participate in a “Shark Tank” and pitch their business plans to our panel of investors! This event is open to the public so we encourage attendance! The location is TBD so stay tuned for details!
For the last 6 weeks, the students have been working closely with their Business Mentors who have really been a huge asset in perfecting their business plans. Our next class on 4/14 will be the final mentor visit, so we would like to thank the following business mentors for contributing to our students’ success:
Throughout this program our students have greatly benefitted from our guest speakers’ presentations! The Manhattan Beach Chamber would also like to thank everyone who participated and provided excellent information on their specific field and how it pertains to small businesses.
Accounting – Russ Lesser of BodyGlove
Attorney – Nancy Hersman of South Bay Business Lawyers
Insurance & Risk Management – Cary Bichlmeier of Bichlmeier Insurance Services, Inc
E-Commerce – Al Wise of Manhattan Beach Toyota
Niche Marketing – Melinda Gann of Adia, LLC
& Many more to come in the following months!
We would like to share a special THANK YOU to all of our sponsors for making this program possible!
Manhattan Beach Toyota
Continental Development Corporation
Citizen’s Business Bank
Please keep in mind, we will start recruiting students for next years program in June 2015!
For any questions regarding the Young Entrepreneurs Academy in Manhattan Beach please contact: