Thursday, May 22, 2014

4:30pm - Doors Open
5:00pm - Program
6:00pm - Networking Reception

Ernst and Young Building (950 Main Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113)

Presented by Youth Opportunities Unlimited and EY

Founded by Cleveland entrepreneurs and business leaders, E CITY (Entrepreneurship: Connecting, Inspiring, and Teaching Youth) introduces inner-city teens to the process of starting a real business.

E CITY students turn business ideas into plans, work with staff and volunteer coaches, and present their plans to a panel of judges who select the top entrepreneurs at each high school. These students will compete at the NEO Young Entrepreneur of the Year Competition.

You are invited to hear the top student pitches and help select the winner. The Young Entrepreneur of the Year will win $1,000 from EY to help fund their business idea, as well as a trip to compete in the national NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) competition and the chance to win a $25,000 package towards his or her business venture!

Hear from Entrepreneurial Leaders. ONYSYS founders, Stan Garber and Alex Yakubovich, will share their entrepreneurial wisdom with the crowd.

Watch our E CITY Students’ Pitches. Watch the top three students present their business plans and help select the NEO Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Network with Cleveland’s Business Community. Immediately following the program, network over delicious appetizers provided by Lago and take in the views of the new Ernst & Young building on the Flats East Bank.

Please reserve your seat by Monday, May 12. Call Emily Bacha at 216-566-5445 x231 or email ebacha@youthopportunities.org.  


From the East:

  • Take OH-2 West
  • Take the West 3rd Street exit
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for 3rd Street W
  • Turn Left onto West 3rd
  • Take the 2nd right onto W Lakeside Avenue
  • Make a slight left to stay on W Lakeside Avenue
  • Turn right onto W 9th Street

From the West:

  • Take OH-2 East
  • Take the Lakeside Ave/W 6th Street Exit
  • Turn right onto W 6th Street
  • Turn right onto W St. Clair Avenue
  • Take the 1st right onto W 9th Street

Getting from West 9th Street to the Parking Garage:
Head north on West 9th past St. Clair, under the Rt. 2 bridge, until you dead-end onto Front Street. Make a left. The building’s parking garage entrance is on the left. There is also a parking lot on to your right.

Alternatively, head north on West 9th past St. Clair, and make a left under the Rt. 2 bridge onto Main Avenue. Take Main Avenue to West 10th Street and make a right. There is an entrance to the building parking garage on West 10th, just past the Aloft Hotel valet station.

You may also valet your car using the Aloft Hotel valet station. The charge is $8.00.

Proceed to the lobby of the building and check in with the security guards who will direct you to the event.