Young Entrepreneurs Academy - Watertown, SD

Twila Schmitt
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy connects students with local business experts, resulting in new businesses for the community.
During the Watertown Young Entrepreneurs Academy's weekly sessions, middle and high school students write real business plans, meet with graphic artists, accountants and lawyers, and pitch to investors for real funding. Local chamber businesses provide guest speakers and host field trips. At the conclusion of the eight-month academy, we had young CEOs launching and running their own businesses.




Grand Prize

Feature in the 2015 Edition of Chambers of Inspiration