Welcome to YEM Season Four! In a time period when organizations and individuals have had to rethink their model to meet the challenges associated with COVID-19, our 2021 curriculum is focused on the theme of adaptation.
Our entrepreneur speakers are sharing personal stories of how they've evolved their business models during the pandemic, and we've updated our curriculum to learn how to take a business idea online vs. our traditional focus on May, June, July, & August outdoor markets.
In accordance with safety protocols, our entire 2021 season is online, and we will monitor the recommendations from our health department to potentially offer outdoor markets in the summer if it can be done in a safe and responsible manner.
Started March 20th
The workshop series empowers students through a business planning journey with the help of entrepreneurs & coaches. Each workshop includes a presentation from entrepreneurs sharing their startup stories, followed by hands-on training sessions with a team of volunteer coaches. The goal of the workshops is to help students conceive and refine their idea, and then bring the concept to the public through a series of open-air markets or online marketplaces while community gatherings are on hold.
Workshops are 10AM-Noon (ET) every other Saturday, and students are asked to arrive between 9:30-9:45AM to check-in and prepare to start at 10AM.