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Larimer County Workforce Center "Young Entrepreneur Tournament" now accepting applications

Department: Workforce Center
Release Date: Feb 28, 2017

Contact Information:

Andrew Minor, Larimer County Workforce Center, 970-498-6083,

The Young Entrepreneur Tournament (YET) is a four consecutive Saturday series that inspires and teaches participants to develop their ideas into functioning business plans. Each participant will have the opportunity to pitch their business plan in a "Shark Tank" styled format with community business owners and compete for $2,000 in prize money!  Participants will be led by Charisse Bowen, a successful entrepreneur and former director of Colorado State University’s Institute for Entrepreneurship, to discover, compete, and win! The tournament will meet from 10am to 3pm on Saturdays April 1st through April 22nd   at the Larimer County Workforce Center, 200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins CO. The final event will be held the afternoon of April 29th from 12pm to 4pm. There is no cost to participate and anyone 18 and under is welcome to apply!

The Larimer County Workforce Center's CareerRise Team is proud to announce that registrations for this exciting tournament are now open. Space is limited and we encourage all interested budding entrepreneurs 18 and under to apply now! No experience with entrepreneurship is necessary to participate.  These hands-on workshops will teach you how to turn an idea into a business plan and will give you the support to help you get that business off the ground and running this summer! The deadline to apply is March 15, 2017.
The father of a past participant had this to say about the Young Entrepreneur Tournament, “One of the things I am most grateful for today is the life changing impact you and this program are having on [my son]! He spends most of his time thinking about how to build and grow his business and the sport he loves…Thank you from the bottom of my heart!” –Tyler Johnston
To apply and become part of the Young Entrepreneur Tournament please visit us on our website at  
For more information about the Young Entrepreneur Tournament, please contact Andrew Minor at or (970) 498-6083
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