Beaverton Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!)

The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce launched Oregon’s first Young Entrepreneur Academy (YEA!) in 2013. We proudly graduated 12 CEOs and launched 8 businesses in June 2014. More YEA! information (pdf)…

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YEA! is designed to inspire 8th to 12th grade students in Beaverton to become successful contributors to the local community and economy, by bringing their innovative business ideas to life! Students attend an after-school class once a week. Over the course of a year, YEA! students hear local guest speakers, attend seminars, and tour real businesses in Beaverton to learn the skills and knowledge necessary to operate a legal, fully fledged business! Investors and business mentors within Beaverton work to support Beaverton’s young entrepreneurs in their quest to create and run their business successfully. YEA! provides students with an invaluable opportunity to gain professional experience unattainable in a classroom, and benefits the community by allowing established businesses to collaborate in support of a growing economy in Beaverton.


  • YEA Investor Panel: Wednesday April 8 from 6-9pm at Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus (more info)
  • To apply for classes starting in October 2015 please contact Evelyn Orr at or 503-350-2004. Class size is limited to 24 students.


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