Young entrepreneurs up to challenge?

Organizers of the third- annual Entrepreneur Youth Challenge are looking for business-minded, high-school-aged youths who would like to be entrepreneurs to enter the 2010 youth competition.

High schoolers from Clallam and Jefferson counties may enter as individuals or teams but must signal their intent to compete by submitting Intent to Enter forms no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, to the Peninsula College Entrepreneur Institute.

Get forms online at

The form provides notification of participation in the competition and does not require a draft business plan.

A completed business plan is due electronically by 5 p.m. Friday, May 14.

The top two high-school-aged individuals and/or teams receive $1,000 awards for their efforts.

The competition consists of a written business plan, an oral presentation of the plan and a visual display showcasing the business or product, scheduled to take place May 24 and May 26 at the Lincoln Center in Port Angeles.

The awards are presented May 26.

For more information about the competition, contact Linty Hopie, entrepreneurship coordinator, at 417-6504, by e-mail at or through

The Entrepreneur Youth Challenge 2010 is sponsored by the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe with additional help from the First Federal Community Dividend Fund.

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