At the end of April, Ives Squared was thrilled to be able to host the first YEP! Day of Entrepreneurship. YEP (Young Entrepreneurs Program) started at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. It is completely free, and each cohort consists of a multi-week intensive program that helps introduce high school-aged students to entrepreneurship. Recently, students at Yale have started their own branch of YEP! right here in New Haven!
Rather than starting right out of the gate with this course, the Yale co-founders and YEP! representatives met with Ives Squared and NHFPL staff to propose a day of entrepreneurship. On April 30, high school students from around the city joined Ives Squared to see what YEP! and the library was all about. In a handful of hours, participants had the opportunity to hear from industry professionals, as well as participate in some brainstorming workshops for an app or other entrepreneurial endeavor. Nearly 40 students participated in the event!
Ives Squared loves to help entrepreneurs of all ages. To learn more, check out our website at nhfpl.org