Independent Youth's Present It's 5th Annual Trepstart Day for Teen Entrepreneurs at Saint Louis University


dsc0237Teenage entrepreneurs and business owners talk during a Q+A session at the 2014 Trepstart Day.

Starbucks Coffee co-founder will give keynote address as successful teen entrepreneurs from across the U.S. share their knowledge 


ST. LOUIS, September 15, 2015 – Teen entrepreneurs from St. Louis and across the country will gather to share ideas with their peers at Independent Youth’s fifth annual St. Louis TrepStart Day on Monday, October 5, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Anheuser Busch Student Center at Saint Louis University, hosted by the University’s John Cook School of Business and Center for Entrepreneurship. 

TrepStart Day is a one-day event where local teens learn, lunch and launch into entrepreneurial thinking by interacting with successful teen entrepreneurs from around the U.S. Starbucks Coffee co-founder Jerry Baldwin will give this year’s keynote address at the event, designed as a peer-to-peer exploration of entrepreneurial thinking and achievement know-how. TrepStart Day will also include: 

TrepStart Day is the cornerstone event for Independent Youth, a local nonprofit dedicated to empowering and educating teens through entrepreneurship using innovative peer to peer engagement and teaching methods, including its Teen 

Entrepreneur Network (TEN), an exclusive group of nationally recognized teen entrepreneurs. 

“We are so excited for another great TrepStart Day event with a keynote speaker as influential and inspiring as Jerry Baldwin,” said Tanya Hamilton, founder and executive director of Independent Youth. “There are so many brilliant young entrepreneurs in St. Louis area high schools and we love giving them a platform in which to foster their ideas.” 

TrepStart Day is open to local high school students at a cost of $20 per person. Students can register online on the event page at www.independentyouth.org. Visit the site or call 314-384-6590 for more information. 

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For Further Information

Contact: Lachlan Johnson 

(704) 936-6273 



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