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First Time Entrepreneurs

Young Entrepreneur Academy

Young Entrepreneur Academy (YEA) is hosted at the hub and is a partnership with the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. This groundbreaking and 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. In 2011, the United States Chamber of Commerce and Campaign for Free Enterprise became a national sponsor and partner of the Academy to help celebrate the spirit of enterprise among today's youth and tomorrow's future leaders. We are pleased to announce Lubbock's first YEA program at the hub!

Apply Here to be apart of YEA!


Red Raider Startup

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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. 

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