For 2020, the Young Entrepreneur Prize age limits are 8th-12th grades. All entries must be received by June 30th, 2020. Entries will be evaluated over the summer with awards announced at the end of August. Multiple $1,000 prizes may be awarded based on volume and quality of entries.
Currently enrolled in 8th through 12th grades
A resident of Mill Valley or attending school in Mill Valley
Group entries are accepted, and prize money split evenly between group members (each member must meet eligibility requirements above).
Entries are accepted from January 1st through June 30th
Entries will be evaluated in July and August with an interview required
$1,000 will be awarded to worthy entrants
Multiple prizes may be awarded each year
Your idea can be for profit or non-profit
Create a short 1-3 minute video about your business idea
If you are under 18, have your parents sign the waiver
Previous cash prize winners of the YEP! are not eligible to enter with the same business idea.
Congratulations! 2019 YEP! Winners
"ModiMe": $1,000 Prize
"Innokit": $1,000 Prize
Special Thanks to Guest Speaker, Julian Guthrie,
Author of "Alpha Girls"
Congratulations! 2018 YEP! Winners
"Run for Water": $1,000 Prize
Adam Lichtblau and Cooper Smith
"Simplify": $1,000 Prize
"Suggestioneer": $1,000 Prize
2016 YEP! Winner
Maren Curtis $1,000 Prize
2015 YEP! Winners
2015 YEP! 1st Prize winners, Manzanita Labs. Jack Noble (with trophy), Adam Deming and Hank Gansert with the Mill Valley Labs judging panel on stage at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley.
2015 YEP! Finalist
1st Prize: Manzanita Labs; Jack Noble
2nd Prize: Karma Bikinis: Antje and Julienne Worring
3rd Prize: Vantage Marin: Brennan Wertz
3rd Prize: Code-Arc: Raqshan Khan, Miranda Church and Kevin Lee