Napa Valley College Youth Entrepreneurship
Business Plan Competition (YEP)
Saturday, December 13– 9 am to 3 pm
Napa Valley College Library Community Room
2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway
Napa, CA 94559
To encourage entrepreneurship, each year, Napa Valley College business advisors, business instructors, and local high school instructors work with over 200 students to develop comprehensive business plans.
Completed business plans are then reviewed by a team of business advisors who choose the highest scoring high school and college plans. Top plans are entered into the Youth Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition. The program is made possible in part by sponsoring businesses: Capital Access Group, Petaluma Poultry and Rabobank.
The public is invited to be inspired and attend the NVC 7th Annual Youth Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition held on Saturday, December 13 at Napa Valley College Library Community Room. The top teams will present their PowerPoint business plans to a panel of judges and winners will be announced at the end of the competition.
Competing students (ages 14-27) are dedicated young entrepreneurs who are following their passion. They have learned supply and demand and financial statements, while exploring marketing strategies and social media.
The first place high school winner will receive $500 and first place college division will receive $1,000 cash. All entries will receive a cash prize.
"Programs like YEP not only strengthen the economy, they cultivate structure, confidence and innovation at an early age," said Jake Fazio with Petaluma Poultry.
"Watching other presenters explain their business plans was probably the most enriching part of the competition," said Sean Williams who won third place last year with his business plan on Mid Focus LLC, a mobile applications business.
Organization sponsors include: Napa–Sonoma Small Business Development Center, Napa Valley College Foundation, Napa Valley College Business and Entrepreneurship Center (BEC), Doing What Matters, Napa County Regional Occupational Program, Napa Valley College Chancellor's Office, Economic Workforce Development Program and California Community Colleges.
The Youth Entrepreneur Business Boot Camp is offered through the Napa Valley College Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) and provided through a grant from the NVC Chancellor's Office and the Economic Workforce Development Program.
For more information, visit the YEP website at www.nvcyep.org.