Don’t miss the YouthBiz Marketplace December 3rd and 10th – the ultimate buy local experience. All products created and sold by Colorado youth-owned businesses.
Each year we have the unique opportunity to work with local nonprofit Young Americans on their Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs. In this competition young entrepreneurs from across the state compete for a cash prize and the opportunity to be paired with a mentor from the Colorado business community. And every year we are blown away by the ingenuity, and professionalism of these young business owners.
We worked with Young Americans to create videos highlighting these three 2016 winners:
Jack Bonneau (10) reinvented the lemonade stand as Founder and CEO of Jack’s Marketplaces and Stands. Jack was just eight years old when his Dad suggested opening a lemonade stand to pay for the Lego Death Star Jack begged for. Figuring it would take too long just selling lemonade on his street, Jack opened up his first stand at the local farmer’s market. Oh yeah – and he’s even been on Shark Tank.
Kayla Wolins (15) has been taking photos of nature since she was old enough to hold a camera. Kayla combined her love of photography and a passion for non-profits that serve animals by establishing her own non-profit business, Cards for Caring when she was 12.
Hannah Isenhart (17) has been running her Hanimals business for over a decade! She photographed her first stuffed animal “in its natural habitat” when she was five, and sold her first photography cards at a small event a year later. Today, her cards are for sale at retail stores in Boulder, the YouthBiz Marketplace and online.
Thanks 9 News for showcasing these wonderful entrepreneurs.