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Just like any business is a living, breathing thing, an entrepreneur has to be able to adapt over time. ~ Robert Herjavec

St. Louis

Independent Youth’s TrepStart Day STL

October 3, 2016

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 St. Louis 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).  Participants will also enjoy photo booths, a live band performance, and door prizes.


TrepStart Day St. Louis 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: Monday October 3, 2016

Time: 9:00am – 2:30pm

Location: St. Louis University Anheuser Busch Student Center

Cost Per Attendee: $20 (early registration), $30 (after September 19, 2016)

Featuring Keynote Speaker:

Maxine Clark (founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop)


…and IY Teen Entrepreneur Network Members

TrepStart Day Break-Out Sessions by IY TEN Members:


“Discovering Your Passion & Turning it into a New Venture”
“Financial Responsibility & Investing Techniques”
“Effective & Efficient Marketing Techniques for Teens”
“Work/Life Balance of a Young Trep”
“Social Responsibility & Entrepreneurship”
“Getting Started in Tech”
“Product Development & Business Expansion”
“Startup Capital for Your New Venture”
“Day 1: Creating a Winning Strategy”
“The Top 10 Lessons I’ve Learned as a Young Entrepreneur”
“Managing Exponential Growth as a Young Entrepreneur”
“The Realities of Teen Entrepreneurship: The Good, Bad, & Ugly”
“More Than a Charity: Building a Strong Social Enterprise”




TrepStart Day Parking (MAP)


2016 TrepStart Day Agenda (Coming Soon)



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