"These symposiums allowed me to network with other entrepreneurs and gain valuable insight from others.  The symposiums that I have been afforded the opportunity to participate in are very organized and very insightful and I am happy to have been a part of this program. " ~ Adele Ann Taylor, IY Jr. Board Member and Founder of Adele's Literacy Library


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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte 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: *NEW DATE*

Monday March 2, 2015

Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Location: UNC Charlotte University Student Center

Cost Per Attendee: $20 (early registration), $30 (after February 13, 2015)

Presentations by Keynote Speaker (TBA) and IY Teen Entrepreneur Network Members.



TrepStart Day Schedule

Check-in/Sponsored Business Booths


Keynote Speaker (Presentation/ Q&A)

Breakout Session A

Breakout Session B

Lunch/Networking/Sponsored Business Booths

Breakout Session C

Teen Panel Discussion/Q&A

Closing Remarks

Breakout Presentation Topics:

“Day 1 – Creating a Winning Strategy”

“Managing Exponential Growth as Young Entrepreneur”

“The Top 10 Lessons I’ve Learned as a Young Entrepreneur”

“More than a Charity: Building a Strong Social Enterprise”

“Building a Strong Brand”


To check out sponsorship opportunities for this event download IY’s TrepStart Day Sponsorship Packet.