Thursday, March 10, 2016

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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Florida Atlantic University 
Florida Atlantic University - MacArthur Campus
Lifelong Learning Society Auditorium
5353 Parkside Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458

Driving Directions 


Suzanne Hearing 
Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce 


Kae Jonsons, Chief Executive Officer, Hanley Center Foundation

Buck Martinez, Senior Director Project Development, Florida Power & Light

Mickey Smith, Partner, Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC

Laura King, Vice President of Business Banking, First Citizens Bank

Tim Burke, Publisher, The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News

Glen Carwell, Associate Dean of Academics, Keiser University

E. Daniel Lopez, Landstar development group/Avenir

Heather Christian, Marketing and Membership Manager Sam's Club, West Palm Beach


Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Investor Panel 

The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur’s Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking program that transforms middle school and high school students with a business idea into real, confident entrepreneurs.

The YEA! Investor Panel is the culmination of what the class of 2015-2016 has been  working on since October 2015.  This is an exciting opportunity for the students to take the stage in a "shark tank” format, in which students will pitch their businesses to  a group of local business leaders/owners in the community. Microphone in hand, the students have five minutes to present their business plan. The investors will award each student business with real start-up capital to launch their business. We hope you will join us and our emcee, award winning WPBF anchor, Tiffany Kenney in support of the YEA! class of 2015-2016 and their businesses!

Investors will also select the YEA! Saunders Semi-Finalist from the Northern Palm Beach County region; this business will move onto YEA!'s regional competition for a chance to compete in the final round of the Saunders Scholars Competition, hosted in Washington, D.C. at America's Small Business Summit.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Thank you to our sponsors!