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“I have had the pleasure to speak at many different forums over the past few years & have found them all to be uplifting but the work being done by Independent Youth feels more important and timely than other organizations I have come in contact with. Tanya and her organization are teaching the kids of our country how to fish instead of just giving them fish.” ~ Mike DeLazzer, Founding member of Redbox movie kiosk (2012 Keynote Speaker , St. Louis, MO & Charlotte, NC)



TrepStart Day focuses on giving high school students various perspectives on entrepreneurship while teaching key entrepreneurial concepts in a hands-on setting. During TrepStart Day Atlanta students will hear from a keynote speaker as they share their entrepreneurial journey and road to success. Additionally, students will attend break-out sessions that focus on various facets of entrepreneurship, a networking lunch and a panel discussion. Each break-out session is presented by a nationally-recognized teen entrepreneur (members of IY’s Teen Entrepreneur Network).


TrepStart Day Atlanta participants; develop and strengthen their entrepreneurial mindset, increase social and networking skills, and gain an in-depth understanding of entrepreneurship. In cooperation with several local businesses, TrepStart Day has become a unique, educational and engaging conference that inspires teens to discover their passion and become an entrepreneurial-minded individual.

Date: November 3, 2015

Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Location: Georgia State University Student Center

Cost Per Attendee: $20 (early registration), $30 (late registration)

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Chris Heivly, co-founder of MapQuest


…and members of the  IY Teen Entrepreneur Network .



 TrepStart Day ATL Agenda




TrepStart Day Schedule

Check-in/Sponsored Business Booths


Keynote Speaker (Presentation/ Q&A)

Breakout Session A

Breakout Session B

Lunch/Networking/Sponsored Business Booths

Teen Panel Discussion/Q&A

Closing Remarks


Breakout Presentation Topics:

“Discovering Your Passion & Turning it into a New Venture”

“Financial Responsibility & Investing Techniques”

“Effective & Efficient Marketing Techniques for Teens”

“Product Development & Business Expansion”

“Building a Strong Brand”