Beaverton Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!)

The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce is launching Oregon's first Young Entrepreneur Academy (YEA!) in 2013. More than 70+ local businesses will step up to partner with the Beaverton School District and Portland Community College.


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…

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.

Interested in participating in the 2017 – 2018 Beaverton YEA! class? Email Evelyn Orr with your name, contact info, school name and grade level.

Jessica Yu


Huge congratulations to CEO of Safe with Me Now, Jessica Yu, our first place winner – 2016.

Our 2016 Beaverton YEA! graduate Jessica Yu made the news again with her life saving idea. Congratulations Jessica! Our chamber and chamber partners are exited and ready in continuing to help her on her journey to the production and release of her product. If you are or know of a middle or high school student who has a desire to be an entrepreneur, please apply here.


Investor Panel Event        April 5th Beaverton City Library – RSVP Online Here

Trade Show                        May 16th The Round

Graduation                         May 23rd Big Al’s


  YEA! Class of 2015  YEA! Class of 2015