E CITY Young Entrepreneur of the Year Competition


Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Ernst & Young

950 Main Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113

4:30pm - Doors Open | 5:00pm - Program | 6:00pm - Networking Reception 

*All guests must RSVP for security purposes* 

E CITY (Entrepreneurship: Connecting, Inspiring & Teaching Youth) teaches youth business, financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills. The primary goal of E CITY is to teach teens how to develop a business plan and also connect youth to employment.

E CITY is structured on the belief that many teens have mental toughness, street smarts, survival instincts, and creativity – qualities that are key traits of successful entrepreneurship and that, if shown how, teens can build on these traits to achieve success in the business world.

Each participant receives a business investment stipend to start their business. During the course, business volunteers work as one-on-one coaches with the teens.

Top students from each school will compete at the E CITY Young Entrepreneur of the Year Competition at the Ernst & Young building on May 16th, 2018. The winner will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Ernst & Young.

JOIN US! Watch the top five students present their business plans and be among the first to hear who is announced as the E CITY Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Immediately following, network over appetizers and spend time taking in the view from the Ernst & Young high-rise on the Flats East Bank.

To attend the event, please contact Sarah Megenhardt at (216) 566-5445 ext. 231 or smegenhardt@youthopportunities.org. All guests must RSVP for security purposes.

Sponsorships available, contact Marc Nathanson at (216) 566-5445 ext. 350 or mnathanson@youthopportunities.org.