2016 Education LuncheonName: 2016 Education LuncheonDate: August 16, 2016Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDTRegistration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.Event Description:The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce hosted an Education Luncheon on Tues., Aug. 16 at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. The luncheon focused on the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!)
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking program that takes students through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year. YEA! students, as a class, visit area businesses, meet successful entrepreneurs, meet with professionals (attorneys, accountants, bankers, graphic designers, web developers, insurance providers, etc.), develop a business or social movement idea and plan, and work with mentors. Students then pitch their ideas ?live? to a panel of investors made up of local business and community leaders with real dollars at stake to obtain funding ? think Shark Tank meets The Apprentice and American Idol ?, and take all of the steps necessary to, and then actually do, launch their venture.
This year?s guest speaker will be former YEA! participant, Regan Heath, 2016 semi-finalist of the Angleton, Texas, YEA! Chapter, and CEO of Sugar^3 (Sugar Cubed). Sugar Cubed Bakery was conceived and begun by 15-year-old Heath. At the age of six, Heath's love of baking began when her aunt Sarah let her help make cookies. Heath has now turned her passion into a business and opened an in-home bakery under Texas Cottage Food Law. Her ultimate goal is to open her own storefront in the Brazoria area.
Deadline to register is 5 p.m. on Fri., Aug., 12. The cost of the luncheon is $40. Chamber members get a discounted price of $35. *TIP: To get the discounted price use the email that you receive Chamber updates on.
For more information or sponsorships or to purchase a table, please contact Allison Cottrell at allison.cottrell@lubbockbiz or (806) 761-7000.
Diamond Sponsor: Texas Tech Innovation Hub