2024 Saunders Scholars Competition & 20th Anniversary Grand Gala

May 1, 2024 – May 4, 2024 in Rochester, New York

Kick-Off Event

Get ready for surprises and excitement on Thursday, May 2nd!

Our kick-off event will take place at The Strong National Museum of Play and National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday, May 2nd at 6:00pm.

Expect the unexpected as we embark on a journey filled with innovation and playful inspiration!

Semi-Finals Competition

Dive into the heart of entrepreneurship on Friday, May 3rd!

The Semi-Final Rounds will take place on Friday, May 3rd from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College of Business.

Be part of the excitement as students present their groundbreaking ideas to a captivated audience!

Grand Gala & Finals Round

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovation

Join us for an electrifying evening on Friday, May 3rd as young visionaries take center stage at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

Be part of the live audience as the student finalists compete for the title of America’s Next Top Young Entrepreneur!

Competition will be Broadcasted Nationwide

Can’t make it to Rochester? No problem! The event will be broadcasted nationwide, bringing the excitement and inspiration to thousands of homes. Tune in and witness the future of entrepreneurship unfold before your eyes.

Cut-Aways to Hometowns

Experience the hometown pride! Our broadcast will include special cut-aways to the hometowns of our competitors, showcasing the local communities that support and nurture these incredible young talents.

Capacity Crowd and Networking Opportunities

Immerse yourself in a vibrant atmosphere as the Saunders College of Business welcomes a capacity crowd to watch the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Competition. Network with like-minded individuals, industry leaders, and potential collaborators who share a passion for fostering innovation in the next generation.

Supporting the Event Supports Young People Across America

Your participation in this celebration isn’t just about attending an event; it’s about supporting a movement that inspires and empowers the youth of America. Your presence and support contribute to the growth of these young entrepreneurs and the future of innovation in our country.

Hotel Reservations

Hampton Inn & Suites Rochester Downtown

101 South Union Street, Rochester NY 14607

Reservation Dates

Arrival Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2024Departure Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024


Use Group Discount Code: YEA

Register Now!

Don’t miss out on the excitement, surprises, and groundbreaking moments that await at the Young Entrepreneurs Academy 20th Anniversary Grand Gala & National Finals. Register now to be part of a celebration that goes beyond the ordinary – where innovation takes center stage, and the future begins.

Inspire Tomorrow’s Innovation – Join us on Friday, May 3rd at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center!

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