Beaverton Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!)

The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce launched Oregon’s first Young Entrepreneur Academy (YEA!) in November 2013. Since then we have proudly graduated 24 CEOs and launched 17 businesses. We are starting our third year October 27th and we are looking for Middle and High School students who have thought about and want to start their own REAL business. Learn more about the YEA! program in this YEA! information (pdf)…

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YEA! is designed to inspire 6th through 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.

Apply Now for YEA!


  • To apply for classes starting in October 2015 please contact Evelyn Orr at or 503-350-2004. Class size is limited to 24 students.
  • October 26, 2015: Orientation
  • October 27, 2015: First Lesson
  • April 6, 2016: Investor Panel
  • May 7, 2016: Trade Show Event
  • May 18, 2016: Graduation
  • See the entire 2015-16 class schedule (pdf)…


  YEA! Class of 2015  YEA! Class of 2015