The Young Entrepreneur Tournament 

For Young Adults ages 18 and under

It all starts with an idea.

Discover what it takes to make your ideas a business reality in a series of fun, hands-on weekend sessions. Work with veteran business leaders and build a business model you can put into action TODAY. Pitch your idea to a panel of entrepreneurs and compete against your peers to win money (over $2,200 in prize money to give away!) to help you start your new enterprise.

YET offers individuals 18 and under an incredible opportunity. No idea is too small, no experience necessary to begin this exciting journey!

The Details:
  • Youth ages 18 and under are invited to participate.
    • If you previously applied to a canceled YET event and are now over the age of 18, we encourage you to apply.
  • Training and mentorship will occur on four consecutive Saturdays followed by a pitch event on the 5th Saturday.
    • Participants will develop and refine their business plans with experienced business leaders.
  • Pitch your business  plan to a panel of judges and compete for over $2,200 in prize money, including a $1,000 top prize. Learn what it takes to start your business and start earning money today!

Attend the pre-tournament orientation and ideation session:

  • Create and define your business ideas.
  • Get a jumpstart on your business plan.
  • Meet your facilitator and ask questions.

 Ready to begin? 

 Complete the Interest Form

Those who complete the interest form will be notified when the next session opens.

Questions? Call the CareerRise Team at (970) 498-6608 or

Learn more about The Young Entrepreneur Tournament by watching the videos below.