Dr. Brent Bilhartz, LazyPaw Animal Hospitals veterinarian and local, small business owner, attended this year’s Frisco Young Entrepreneur Academy’s (YEA) investor meeting tonight. Presentations were made to a panel of local investors in the event sponsored by the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, Frisco Economic Development Corporation and the City of Frisco’s Independent School District, a culmination of 9 long months of hard work.
The YEA program is revolutionary one which was showcased on Fox 4 News on Sunday, January 20, 2013.
Over a 9 month period the YEA program guides young professionals grade 6th through 12th through a business formulation process. Participants study business plan development, create pitches for investor presentations, design funding procurement plans and finally launch their businesses.
The goal is for each student to not only create a model but to design and launch a fully functioning and producing business following graduation from high school. Both Dr. Hunter and Dr. Bilhartz participated in the program by reviewing business plans and providing feedback to the young entrepreneurs here in Frisco, Texas.