Youth Entrepreneurial Academy

An Exciting Opportunity For Student Entrepreneurs
Free Five Day Summer Entrepreneurship Academy

What Youth Entrepreneurial Academy (YEA). Learn the ins and outs of starting a business and becoming your own boss. Students will transform ideas and passions into a viable business plan. Every participant will receive a $500 NIACC scholarship and have an opportunity to compete for seed money to launch their business this summer.
When  June 20 – 24, 2016
Where North Iowa Area Community College – John Pappajohn Business Center
Who Current high school students
Details Approximately 25 aspiring student entrepreneurs from North Iowa will participate. Join in the interesting activities, insightful guest speakers and fun field trips!
Apply Applications are also available from your counselor, business teachers or the NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center.


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The Youth Entrepreneurial Academy is FREE!!!

Students who choose NIACC First will receive an automatic $500 Youth Entrepreneurial Academy Scholarship! Up to $2000 in scholarships are available to students enrolling in the Associate in Science (Business/Entrepreneurship) Degree program at NIACC!

Want to learn more? Need an application? Contact us:

NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center
500 College Drive, Mason City, IA 50401


Kelley Crane:
Tim Putnam:


Corey Behrens, Alysia Thorpe, Lauren Klaashen, Noah Taylor, Jenna Borcherding, Brianna Carroll


Belmond-Klemme – Logann Elkin; Clear Lake – Noah Taylor; Forest City – Corey Behrens;
Hampton-Dumont – Jenna Borcherding; North Iowa High School – Shelby Berte; North Iowa
Community – Danica Voortman; Home School/Mason City – Alysia Thorp, Josiah Wunderlich; Mason City – Lauren Klaahsen, Jackson Schumaker; Muscatine High School – Alex Covarubias, Brady Holiday, Emily Huggins; Osage – Wyatt Spitz, Olivia Miller; St. Ansgar – Hanna Wold; West Fork High School – Briana Carroll

Winners - (Front Row) Gavin Scroggins, Devin Uhlenhopp, (Back Row) Rebekah Sletten, Madison Potter, TJ Hauser and Rachel Snyder

Winners – (Front Row) Gavin Scroggins, Devin Uhlenhopp, (Back Row) Rebekah Sletten, Madison Potter, TJ Hauser and Rachel Snyder (2014)


Clear Lake – Kyle Calaguas, TJ Hauser, Jacob Peterson, Devin Uhlenhopp; Corwith-Wesley – Shayla Banchs, Jessica Nielson; Forest City –  Rachel Snyder; Garner – Corey Hauptmann, Zac Scholl; Hampton – Allen Teggatz, Duncan Wood; Mason City-Newman – Melonie Gretillat; Mason City – Jordon Johanns, Skyler Marshall, Ashley Rottinghaus, Pauline Walker, Alex Noto; North Butler – Gavin Scroggin; Osage – Madison Potter, Rebekah Sletten, Wyatt Spitz; West Fork – Lea Carlson

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YEA Group – 2014

YEA - Winners

Winners – Derek Lonneman, Cassandra Shober, Kayla Kerns, Regatta Olinger

YEA - 2014

YEA - Group photo - LEMONADE

Belmond/Klemme – Aaron and Marcus Nelson, Clear Lake – Samantha Craighton, Olivia Hanna-Marken, Kayla Kerns and, Regatta Olinger, Forest City – Dakota Richardson, Garner/Hayfield/Ventura – Derek Lonneman, Hampton/Dumont – Peter Bollhagen and Duncan Wood, Mason City – Skyler Marshall, Angelica Post and Cassandra Shober, Osage – Jessie Gast, St. Ansgar – Jennifer Johnson, W-C-T – Shayla Banchs

New friendships, lasting memories, and hundreds of new doors for opportunity.” – Jessica Graham, Mason City High School