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YEA! Lubbock Searching for the Next Mark Zuckerberg

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LUBBOCK, TEXAS – Do you know a middle or high school student who has what it takes to be the next Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk or Bart Reagor? Then encourage them to apply today for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) where students in grades six through 12 will learn how to start their own business or social movement in less than 100 hours.

Early applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The YEA! program, hosted by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, is gearing up for its second year at the Texas Tech Innovation Hub. YEA! teaches kids ages 11-18 how to turn their passions, skills and talents into real businesses. In YEA!, students come up with a Big Idea, pitch that idea for real funding and launch a fully formed, legally registered business – literally transforming students into CEOs! YEA! graduates have appeared on Shark Tank, Hatched, won national scholarship and business competitions, attended the Harvard School of Business, among other Ivy League schools, and successfully launched over 4,000 fully formed and functioning businesses.

Early application process concludes on April 28, 2017. Early applications are given priority consideration. Class size is limited. Interested students can apply at

For questions or more information, call (806) 761-7002 or email

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