Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain and Denver Startup WeekDenver Startup Week 
Sept. 16 – 20, 2019

Nowhere is entrepreneurship more real and exciting for youth than at Denver Startup Week! Surrounded by the buzz of invention and creativity, students meet real-world innovators and learn all about starting a business.

Junior Achievement and Young Americans Center for Financial Education have partnered with Denver Startup Week to offer exciting opportunities for youth to join the entrepreneurial movement.


Early Access, Friday, September 20, Presented by JA and Comcast

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Friday, September 20
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (optional session 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
Skyline Park, 16th & Arapahoe Streets, Denver

Guided by local business leaders, the Youth Pass – Early Access allows high school students a chance to participate in two or three of Denver Startup Week’s most popular sessions, plus special sessions designed just for them. No prior business experience is necessary to attend this free one-day program. Lunch is provided!

Volunteer at Early Access

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JA mentors will accompany a group of about 8-10 high school students to workshop sessions and engage them in debrief discussions. This high-impact volunteer opportunity exposes students to the startup community and prepares our future entrepreneurs for success!


Cheer on Students at the Youth Pitch Challenge, Tuesday, September 17

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Watch as exceptional teen entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to a panel of “sharks” to prove that they have what it takes to launch a startup. Four groups of students have been hand-selected from JA and Young Americans Center programs and will compete for a coveted spot in the Denver Startup Week Pitch Challenge. Don’t miss this opportunity to see top youth give the adults a run for their money!


Young Americans Center for Financial EducationYouthBiz Marketplace & Expo, Wednesday, September 18, Presented by Young Americans Center for Financial Education

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YouthBiz Marketplace and Expo is a unique and exciting experience for youth ages 6-18 to sell products, present business plans, and generate an expanded customer base for service businesses! This event is free for participants and expects a large amount of foot traffic from influential entrepreneurs and business leaders in the community. Young business enthusiasts of all experience levels are encouraged to register. Registration will open soon!


If you have questions, please contact Leah Caputo at lcaputo@jacolorado.org or 303-628-7377.

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