YEA! Investor Panel

Date: March 24, 2015Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:  Show map USC Aiken Etherredge Center
471 University Parkway
Aiken 29801
Contact: Mandy CollinsPhone: 803.641.1111

$6,000 will be awarded as YEA! students pitch to local investors on March 24 (think Shark Tank meets The Apprentice meets American Idol)

The young upstarts will take center stage at the Etherredge Center to present their business plans before a panel of local industry leaders and a public audience. It will be the culmination of weeks of classroom instruction, field trips, and guest speakers for the YEA! students. The students will be seeking funding for their new business.

Based on the appeal and merit of the students’ plans and presentations, the Investor Panel will determine how to allocate $6,000 to each business or social movement.

Factoid: The local Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), which launched last spring, is the first of its kind in South Carolina. Partners of the program include the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce, Aiken County Public Schools, and the University of South Carolina Aiken.
Meet the Investor Panel

Champion Sponsors: 


Premier Sponsors 

• Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
• SRP Federal Credit Union

Investor Panel Sponsors

• B&S Machine Tool, Inc.
• Manpower
• MAU Workforce Solutions
• Real Estate One
• Serotta Maddocks Evans, CPAs

The investor panel event is free and open to the public.

Register to Attend


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