The Loudoun Young Entrepreneurs Academy is hosting a CEO Roundtable on Feb. 21, where students in the YEA! Loudoun Class will hear from six Loudoun-based business owners who will share insights from their experiences as successful entrepreneurs.
The CEO Roundtable will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 pm, at the Loudoun County Public Schools Administration building.
Launched in October 2016, the Loudoun Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA! Loudoun) is a 30-week program involving 29 county middle and high school students who learn how to build and launch their own business. The program is co-presented by the Loudoun Chamber and Loudoun Economic Development Authority, in partnership with LCPS, Loudoun Department of Economic Development, Mason Enterprise Center-Leesburg and Loudoun Youth, Inc.
“We are grateful to have these successful Loudoun-based and homegrown entrepreneurs provide our YEA! Loudoun students with the benefit of their experiences, challenges and triumphs. The support that our YEA students have received from scores of Loudoun business owners and leaders has been inspiring, our community will see that support in action at the CEO Roundtable discussion on February 21,” said Loudoun Chamber President Tony Howard.
The Roundtable panel will include Geoff Crawley of Champagne Services, Scott Hamberger of Integrus Holdings Inc., Doug Megill with Mclean Insurance, Amy Owen with TheCommunity Foundation for Loudoun and Fauquier Counties, and Sharon Virts of FCi Federal. It will be moderated by Marissa Levin of Successful Culture.
The YEA! program transforms students into entrepreneurs and business owners. Through YEA! Loudoun, students have learned how to develop business ideas, write business plans, conduct market research, pitch to investors and launch their own companies or nonprofits. The class meets every Tuesday evening at the Mason Enterprise Center in Leesburg.