Along with practicing business skills, Y.E.A. prides itself on developing a strong network within Brooklyn Tech's Alumni foundation. In fact, Dr. Mathew Mandery, the CEO of the Alumni Foundation, is on our board of directors and consistently refers us to Alumni that are interested in assisting us. He also arranged for us to give a presentation during Alumni reunion day which allowed us to establish relationships with many interested Alumni. The Young Entrepreneur Association also makes a strong effort to establish relationships with professionals to collaborate with student members. Recently, we met with the CEO of Vault.com, Mark Oldman, for a presentation where members learned valuable information about how to be a successful entrepreneur. -------->The most attention the Young Entrepreneur Association received this year was during our Student vs. Faculty charity basketball game. During this event we had over 450 students and teachers in attendance. This was the largest charity event in modern Tech history! In a single event, we raised over 1,000 for IMPACT, a non profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of autistic children. At this event we gave out promotional products for Modell’s Sporting Good’s and Lab Series for men. We also sold chicken wings that were donated from the popular restaurant, Buffalo Wild Wings.<----------- Next year, we plan on having another charity basketball game.
Next year, the Young Entrepreneur Association plans on expanding into Bronx Science and Stuyvesant High School and to tap into the quality talent available there. Our growth strategy is a reflection of our end goal; not to make Y.E.A. as big as possible, but to create a strong network of highly capable entrepreneurs that will eventually spread nationwide. We hope that you will share this same vision with us. If we were to win the plum grant, the money would help finance business workshops that we plan to hold and possibly finance a portion of future events.