Henderson Supports Young Entrepreneurs Alliance to Foster Teen Business Ideas
Henderson, Nev. – Area high school students with the next big idea are invited to team up with the City of Henderson’s Young Entrepreneurs Alliance to foster business initiatives and inspire other teens to develop their own ideas.
The city’s Economic Development and Tourism Department is sponsoring the Young Entrepreneurs Alliance and hosts the meetings. Participating high school students can join at any time and the program is offered at no cost.
“When we work to spark the entrepreneurial spirit in our young people, we are also sending the message that our community supports business growth. That pro-business environment encourages other industries to want to operate here,” said Barbra Coffee, director of City of Henderson’s Economic Development and Tourism Department.
Participating students meet over the course of the school year to learn how to develop a business idea and take it to implementation. In the past, the city’s Young Entrepreneurs Alliance program has seen its aspiring student entrepreneurs successfully compete in the national business pitch competition hosted by Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE), the same organization that provides the curriculum for the Henderson program.
Dr. Abby Peters, a Nevada State College assistant professor of Business Administration, is this year’s coordinator.
“I am incredibly pleased to be a part of a focused program that encourages high school students to pursue their innovative business ideas and that gives them the opportunity to develop those ideas into new businesses using community support,” Dr. Peters said.
The Young Entrepreneurs Alliance meets the second and fourth Mondays each month in the city’s Economic Development office in the City Hall Annex building at 280 S. Water St. For more information, call 702-267-2171 or email COHEcon@cityofhenderson.com.