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First Time Entrepreneurs

Young Entrepreneur Academy

Young Entrepreneur Academy (YEA) is hosted at The Hub and is a partnership led by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. This exciting program transforms local middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Through the year-long program, students in grades 6-12 generate business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans, pitch to a panel of investors, and launch their very own companies.

Founded in 2004 at the University of Rochester with support from the Kauffman Foundation, the Young Entrepreneurs Academy today serves thousands of students in 168 communities across America. 

Apply Here to be apart of YEA!


Red Raider Startup

October 8th-October 10th

Spend a weekend at The Hub with your friends to create the next BIG IDEA. This fun, intensive 3-day weekend workshop helps first-time entrepreneurs connect a problem to a solution and take the first step in founding their startup.

This program runs multiple times per year and is the best way to light the fire in everyone's entrepreneur spirit.

Enjoy this past year's participants

2016 RRS Photo Gallery

This program begins your entrepreneurship journey.



Red Raider Startup FAQ