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8 Teen-Friendly Startup Conferences

What conferences are out there for teens/tweens to attend live or virtually to support them in biz? 





1. Be at BE Enterpreneur Conference

MichaelBrunyavatar-100x100-3“Black Enterprise Magazine has an annual entrepreneur conference that has a Teenpreneur track. The EC Teenpreneurtargets young entrepreneurs ages 13 to 17.”


MICHAEL BRUNY, The New Art of Conference Networking



2. Collegiate Entepreneurs’ Organization

NancyTNguyenavatar“The Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) is the top entrepreneurship network with chapters at over 240 university campuses across North America. With a diverse global network, CEO informs, supports and inspires college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation. “





3. Join Junior Achievement

lane suttonJunior Achievement is a youth organization, primarily run through programs in schools. The programs teach youth about starting businesses, personal finance, money management, entrepreneurship, and more. They do host events during the year especially in each chapter.”


LANE SUTTON, Social Media from a Teen



4. Bite Into NFTE BizCamps

Benjaminavatar-100x100-1NFTE BizCamps are intensive day camps for students ages 13-18 who are interested in entrepreneurship. As in a full-length NFTE program, BizCamp students come up with a business idea and then work to complete a business plan. At the end of the camp, students present their plans to a panel of judges for a chance to win seed capital.”





5. Venture to One Young World

caitlinr-100x100-1One Young World is an annual summit for teens and young leaders, ages 17-22, and brings together young leaders from all over the world. The Summit this year will take place in Pittsburgh, USA from October 18-22. Approximately 1,500 delegates from 196 countries are expected to attend.”


CAITLIN MCCABE, Real Bullets Branding



6. Catch the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour

john hall“Michael Simmons is doing some great things with the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour. They host high-energy conferences for young entrepreneurs to learn from the brightest entrepreneurial minds out there. It’s an unbelievable resource for teenagers to get started early in the entrepreneur world. “


JOHN HALLInfluence & Co.



7. Take Your Pick Anywhere!

ChristopherPruijsenavatar-100x100“There are a number of conferences for students/graduates (World Business Dialogue, Kairos Summit, Emerge Oxford, Oxford Jam), a number for young people (One Young World, StartingBloc, Power of Youth, Sandbox) and for more accomplished teens the usual big conferences (Le Web, DLD, TNW, Skoll Forum, Summit Series). My advice: just go for it! Everyone has to start somewhere.”





8. Attend Every Event Out There

BenLang2vatar-100x100“There are amazing events specifically for teens but in the end if you’re a teen, going to just about any event will help you. Once people see that you’re the youngest person in the room, it’ll be much easier for you to strike up a conversation and build a network.”


BEN LANG, Mapped In Israel



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Author : Young Entrepreneur Council

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

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