CHAMBER NEWS

YEA! GRADUATES IN THE HEADLINES NATIONWIDE

Young Entrepreneurs Academy graduate, Rachel Zietz ’14 To Appear on ABC’s Shark Tank, Friday, May 13th!

Rachel, CEO, Gladiator Lacrosse, graduated from the YEA! Boca Raton, FL Chamber of Commerce class in 2014, and her business, Gladiator Lacrosse, has since surpassed $1 million in sales!

To celebrate YEA! sites nationwide will host PEP Rallies and Viewing Parties!  Look for social media posts and announcements to celebrate at a party in your community.

Rachel’s pitch will air on May 13th at 9pm EST on ABC. Visit gladiatorlacrosse.com

Young Entrepreneurs Academy graduate, Sheel Tyle ’06, Joins President Obama, and Top CEOs in Cuba!

Sheel, CEO, New Enterprise Associates, graduated from the YEA! University of Rochester class in 2006, and joined top entrepreneurs Daniel Schulman, CEO, PayPal, Ursula Burns, CEO, Xerox, Brian Chesky, president and founder, Air BnB/PAGE, Daymond John, CEO, Fubu, Soledad O’Brien, Starfish Media, Ken Siegel, general counsel, Starwood, Arne Sorenson, president and CEO, Marriott to support President Obama in building a new relationship with Cuba, through Entrepreneurship.

Read more at Marketplace: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/22/world/who-are-us-business-leaders-hanging-out-obama-cuba

After graduating from YEA!, Sheel went on to attend Stanford University, and was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list! He has worked for various tech startups and venture capital funds throughout his career.

Young Entrepreneurs Academy Start-Up Wolf’em Sticks Now Available at Award Winning Wegmans Food Markets!

Brothers, 16 year old Spencer, and 18 year old Tanner Harrison, graduated the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Utah location in 2013. In the YEA! program they turned their passion for camping into the ultimate biscuit cup roaster, and an entrepreneurial success story!  The Harrison brothers are bringing campfire fun to the whole family, with the patented Wolf’em Stick®.

Today, hungry campers can find the Wolf’em Stick® in over 200 retail locations, and now in 88 Wegmans stores across the northeast.  The Wolf’em Stick® has been selected as a 2016 Top 100 DREAM BIG Award Winner by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. With revenue projections indicating over a million dollars in sales by the time they graduate high school, the brothers are saying YEA! to success. Visit wolfem.com to learn more!

Krish Sivarajah Competing at Texas State Science and Engineering Competition

Krish Sivarajah, a graduate of the YEA! Frisco, TX Chamber of Commerce class,

participated in the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair and is advancing to the Texas State Science and Engineering Competition. Krish received 2nd place in the senior division Engineering Mechanics competition. He was recognized at the DRSEF Award Banquet on March 22nd in Dallas. Congratulations Krish!

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