March 23, 2020

In response to the coronavirus pandemic and CDC recommendations to limit large gatherings for the foreseeable future, we have made the decision to postpone Young Entrepreneur Convention to the fall.

We are working to secure a date and anticipate we will be able to annou...

September 17, 2019

Over the past 4 years, we've learned A LOT when it comes to having speakers at Young Entrepreneur Convention.

We've previously paid speakers large amounts, small amounts, and we've purchased books for attendees. But there have also been speakers who have only received h...

September 9, 2019

It’s been a big couple of weeks in Ames and Iowa City.

School started at the end of August at the state’s two largest universities, flooding the communities with the kind of vitality only a rush of tens of thousands of college students can provide.

In rankings released b...

As we gear up for the 2019 YE Convention, we want to introduce you to our outstanding keynote speakers and get excited about their insight and experience they bring to this year’s convention. This year’s Friday night keynote will feature Mike Draper, founder and owner...

As we gear up for the 2019 Young Entrepreneur Convention, we found a few minutes to visit with our Fireside Chat guests to learn more about the insight and experience they are bringing to this year’s convention. Monika Black and Tomer Yogev, founders of corporate coach...

 There is opportunity in pitch competitions. Young Entrepreneur Convention annually includes one of the largest in the United States. If you are looking to rake in a little extra capital by winning with your pitch, here’s a little insight on making it memorable:


As we head into the final days leading to the 2019 Young Entrepreneur Convention, it’s time to brush up on our networking skills! Networking can be an intimidating idea for college students and young entrepreneurs, but it’s an essential part of sharing information, exp...

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