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YE’s Partnership with the STEMIE Coalition Grows Stronger

In 2018, Youth Entrepreneurs partnered with the STEMIE Coalition (STEM + Invention + Entrepreneurship) to amplify the entrepreneurship aspect of their program. STEMIE was founded to elevate kindergarten through high school invention and entrepreneurship education to a national level. As a part of the partnership, YE’s learning resources have become STEMIE’s preferred entrepreneurship curriculum, which acts as the capstone course for the hundreds of thousands of young inventors participating in invention education programs across the U.S. and around the world.

One of the most prevalent STEMIE events is the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE). With YE, the K-12 inventors that compete and are celebrated now are provided with the next steps on how to take their invention to market.

“Through this partnership, we believe we will help young inventors involved in STEMIE make their dreams a reality,” said Kylie Stupka, president of Youth Entrepreneurs.

After a successful first year in partnership, YE’s relationship with STEMIE has grown stronger. On May 31 at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, YE will host Start-Up Challenge during the 2019 National Invention Convention. Start-Up Challenge is the YE business idea competition, where YE students from across the country pitch their business proposals and put their entrepreneurial skills in action for a panel of expert judges for a chance at $50,000.

“We’re excited about our increased involvement with STEMIE and their programming,” said Heather Love, vice president of programming at Youth Entrepreneurs. “By sharing our knowledge and experiential learning with them, we’re able to reach more young people than ever before. It’s a partnership we hope to continue to cultivate for years to come.”