Competition Aims to Promote Business Dreams
THORNTON, Colo. –February 1, 2012–Over four Saturdays in March, young business minds will have the chance to learn how to become entrepreneurs in a tournament hosted by the Adams County Workforce & Business Center and the Governor’s Summer Job Hunt Program. The goal of the Young Entrepreneur tournament is to inspire, educate and encourage young adults ages 14-21 in a competitive entrepreneurial environment that prepares them to start and run a successful business.
The tournament’s workshops will be led by entrepreneur Nick Tart, founder of JuniorBiz, LLC, and facilitated by staff from the Adams County WIA Youth Program. Tart came up with the idea for the competition a few years ago while volunteering at the Larimer County Workforce Center , and received the Governor’s Summer Job Hunt Award for running the inaugural tournament last year in Fort Collins .
“I wanted to create something that was more designed to get kids to actually start businesses rather than to just get them to think about it,” he says. “In order to make something real, they just need to see a little bit of success. As soon as they get that first $100, it switches something in their brain and it makes them think, ‘This is something that works.’”
The workshops will be held at Anythink Wright Farms from 9 am to 2 pm on the following dates:
• Saturday, March 10
• Saturday, March 17
• Saturday, March 24
• Saturday, March 31
Participants will be selected through a competitive application process. Application forms can be downloaded from adcogov.org or picked up at Anythink locations and the following Adams County Workforce & Business Centers:
3538 Peoria St., Suite 511
Adams County Government Center
4430 S. Adams County Pkwy, 1st Floor, Suite W5000
The deadline for submission is March 2. Space is limited; early registration is encouraged.
Anythink is a new style of library – a place of unlimited imagination, where play inspires creativity and lifelong learning. Rangeview Library District serves the residents of Adams County with seven Anythink libraries and Anythink in Motion – the district’s mobile library – and is one of the recipients of the 2010 National Medal of Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information, go to anythinklibraries.org.