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 18 – 22, 2018
Time  8:30 am – 4:00 pm
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


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Pictured from left to right: Front Row – Mariah McKenzie, Sami Schupanitz Back Row – Morgan Krull, Katie Hirv, Carsen Johnson, Travis Brick, Blake Buttweiller, Melonie Gretillat


2016 Youth Entrepreneurial Academy Participants:
Pictured from left to right: Sami Schupanitz, Alissa O’Dell, Mariah McKenzie, Katie Hirv, Blake Buttweiller, Trevor Singh, Morgan Krull, Ethan Evans, Carsen Johnson, Kelley Crane, Jim Elias, Tyson Stromer, Travis Brick, Alex Kreitlow, Melonie Gretillat, Holden Nyhus, Jeffrey Short


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