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THINK LIKE A FOUNDER,

WIN LIKE A BOSS.

THINK LIKE A FOUNDER,

WIN LIKE A BOSS.

Thank you for participating in the Get This! Contest. Submission deadline has past. Look for contest details next year.


Get This!

Your dream business idea could change the entire course of your life, and the Young Entrepreneurs Academy wants to help you make it happen! Show us your CEO side and tell us all about your idea*.

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Send us a video pitch that you think gives us a good sense of your idea in 45 seconds or less. Whether your dream is to top the charts with a must-download app or keep things analog with a product, service, or nonprofit– your creativity and personality is encouraged. Start your video by saying “Get This!,” so we know you’re participating in the campaign.

Deadline was February 13, 2020 by Midnight. Winners will be announced on February 21, 2020.

Here’s a success story video here. and the Contest Rules here.

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THE FARASH 250

Three Exclusive Coaching Sessions & Trip of a Lifetime

250 contestants will be nominated as the “Farash 250,” honoring the incredible contributions of Max and Marian Farash. The “Farash 250” will qualify for YEA!’s “Get This” exclusive Coaching Sessions—a series of three, 180-minute sessions taking place on Saturday, February 29th, March 7th and March 14th from 9am to 12 Noon in the Rochester area. Applicants will meet with successful entrepreneurs who’ll cover the ins and outs of launching a start-up. From cultivating the big idea, fine-tuning the plan and presenting the pitch, to the launch of the business or social movement will all be included. The coaching sessions will prepare contestants for start-up success and a bright future. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions, receive specific advice related to their ideas and make valuable connections.

THE FARASH 15

At the end of the three exclusive coaching sessions, 15 of the initial 250 contestants will be selected as the “Farash 15”, win tablets, and have the opportunity to compete for the chance to win an all-expense paid trip to the Forbes Under 30 Summit, where they’ll meet with top founders from cutting-edge companies. The “Farash 15” will also compete for the chance to win a coveted spot in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, a prestigious, year-long program where you’ll secure the funding and expertise to turn your idea into a reality.

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THE FARASH 5

Trip of a lifetime and seed money for your venture

Through a text-to-vote session on March 19, 2020, five of the “Farash 15” will be named as the “Farash 5.” Each “Farash 5” winner will win admission into YEA!’s signature course at the University of Rochester Simon School of Business with seed money to launch their business… and the top vote getter will WIN LIKE A BOSS

WIN LIKE A BOSS

One lucky student will set their out of office email as YEA! sends one grand prize winner for an all-expense paid trip to the Forbes Under 30 Summit. The trip includes four days of invaluable networking with fellow young founders and thought leaders across the country. The 2020 Forbes Under 30 Summit is more an immersive experience than a static conference; a private music festival, A-list speakers, investor speed-pitching, industry-focused field trips, a world-famous food festival and a powerful day of community service. The future captains of technology, entertainment, finance, fashion, food, sports and philanthropy are gathering in one place, and you will be there. October 4th – 7th, 2020. Past keynote speakers have included Serena Williams, 21 Savage, sports names like the Detroit Pistons and Draftkings, and executives from buzzy startups like Allbirds, Boxed, 100 Thieves, and Tinder.

THE MAX AND MARIAN FARASH CHARITABLE FOUNDATION AND THE YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ACADEMY ARE TEAMING UP TO BRING AN EXCITING NEW COMPETITION TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN MONROE AND ONTARIO COUNTIES OF NEW YORK STATE.​
Together, they have developed the Get This! competition as a fun and exciting way not only to increase awareness of the power and importance of entrepreneurship in America today, but also to provide valuable, practical training and education that can be used by kids right now to make their business dreams and ideas become reality. ​

The Get This! initiative and competition is designed to support, nurture and develop the entrepreneurial spirit and skills in young people in our area. ​

This contest would not be possible without the extraordinary legacy of Max M. Farash, one of Rochester’s most celebrated entrepreneurs, real estate developers and property managers. The Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation is proud to partner with YEA! to spark the same motivation Mr. Farash had as a young man to grow his ideas into a $500 million empire. ​

All you have to do to enter is submit your Get This! 45-second video by February 13, 2020 to have a chance to get this awesome entrepreneurship training and experience!

*all ideas submitted by students are kept confidential and remain the property of the student who submitted the video. The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, Inc. or its volunteers take no ownership or equity position in the students’ intellectual property.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO IS THE YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ACADEMY?
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting program that transforms local middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Through the year-long program, students in grades 6-12 generate business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans, pitch to a panel of investors, and launch their very own companies.
WHO IS THE YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ACADEMY?
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting program that transforms local middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Through the year-long program, students in grades 6-12 generate business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans, pitch to a panel of investors, and launch their very own companies.
WHAT KIND OF BUSINESS CAN I CREATE?
Anything! Your business idea can stem from any talent or passion you may have. YEA! grads have created some really cool, successful businesses involving things like sport equipment, fashion and cosmetics, eco-friendly products and children’s books (just to name a few!). They’ve created businesses from landscaping companies to photography studios. They’ve built apps and physical products, social organizations and non-profits. The sky’s the limit!
WHERE CAN I READ THE FULL CONTEST RULES?
You can read the full contest rules here.

SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO!

We’re so excited that you’re ready to submit your winning business idea!

Don’t forget to start the video with “Get This!” so we know you’re participating in the campaign. If you have any questions, fill out our contact form and we’ll get right back with you!

SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO!

We’re so excited that you’re ready to submit your winning business idea!

Don’t forget to start the video with “Get This!” so we know you’re participating in the campaign. If you have any questions, fill out our contact form and we’ll get right back with you!

©2019 Young Entrepreneurs Academy YEA! is a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible in full or in part. 155 Corporate Woods, Suite 120 Rochester, NY 14623 (585) 272-3535

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