Local businesses team up to give students a real glimpse into competing for capital


HOUSTON (February 25, 2014) – Future entrepreneurs at Alief Taylor High School will pitch their business plans and ideas to a group of local investors as part of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Thursday, Feb. 27.

Students in Houston’s YEA! will be vying for capital in front of companies like CapWest Strategies, Nation Waste and Firat Educational Solutions. These organizations will judge the 14 students’ business plans and presentations based on their appeal to consumers and contribution to Houston’s growing economic community.

Houston Community College and Alief ISD have partnered with YEA!, an innovative program that guides students through the process of starting their own real business. By the end of the class, students own and operate fully formed and functioning businesses, which may be carried on after their graduation from the program. YEA! is the only pre-college program developed by an entrepreneur, at an institute of higher education, with support from a major entrepreneurial foundation, the Marion Kauffman Foundation.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about YEA! email Josephine Fiat at Josephine.Fiat@hccs.edu

WHEN: February 27, 2014
Reception: 6 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Presentations Commence: 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Alief Taylor High School
7555 Howell Sugar Land Road
Taylor Theater Room
Houston, TX 77083