Teen CEO business competition offers funding for teen small business owners

  • Thursday, December 8, 2016 3:13pm
  • Business

Lake Washington School District (LWSD) high school students who own and operate a business could win a cash prize in this year’s Teen CEO Business Competition.

LWSD will hold its fourth annual competition from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 11 at the Lake Washington School District Resource Center (16250 N.E. 74th St., Redmond).

To qualify, LWSD students must currently own and operate a small business. The business cannot be co-owned by a parent or another adult. To enter the competition, students must complete an application by Jan. 6, 2017. Visit http://tinyurl.com/zndkkfq.

At Teen CEO, students compete in a “Shark Tank”-style competition for cash prizes. Students will connect with business leaders who are passionate about helping students fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams. Teen CEO provides students the opportunity to:

• Demonstrate their entrepreneurial skills;

• Think creatively;

• Problem solve;

• Work collaboratively;

• Assume personal responsibility;

• Exhibit a strong work ethic;

• Display resiliency;

• Create a strong business plan; and

• Become involved in their local community.

Teen CEO is sponsored by the LWSD Career and Technical Education Department, the Kirkland Rotary Foundation, Passport Unlimited and Coastal Community Bank.

For more information, visit www.teenceowa.com.

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