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Cook School to Host Youth Entrepreneur Symposium

mckelvey-jimJim McKelvey

ST. LOUIS, MO- —— On September 23, 2013, Independent Youth will present TrepStart Day, a one-day event where over 1,000 teens come together to learn, lunch and launch into entrepreneurial thinking by interacting with successful teen entrepreneurs around the US. Designed as a peer-to-peer exploration of entrepreneurial thinking and achievement know-how, TrepStart Day incorporates experiential education through a keynote address, interactive breakout sessions with successful teen entrepreneurs and IY’s ExploreAVision Business launch competition kick-off.

Jim McKelvey, co-founder of Square will be this year’s TrepStart Day- St. Louis keynote speaker. Other presenters will consist of nationally-recognized teen entrepreneurs from across the country, including local teen Jaylen Bledsoe, founder of Bledsoe Technologies.

“TrepStart Day allows students to network while learning more about entrepreneurship,” stated Marci Boland, Clayton High School’s Business Teacher. “An event like this is key in illustrating the possibilities that exist in business and entrepreneurship, while teaching kids the importance of having an entrepreneurial mindset.”

For additional information visit www.independentyouth.org or call (877) 617-0494.

TrepStart Day - Monday September 23, 2013, 9:00AM to 2:30PM at Saint Louis University’s Busch Student Center Saint Louis University, 221 North Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, MO. 63103

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