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  1. 1. Sponsorship Opportunities Contact Information: Scott Gerber President & Founder 917-710-5134 scott@theyec.orgMonday, January 2, 12
  2. 2. Mission & Vision The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is a nonprofit organization that advocates youth entrepreneurship as a solution to unemployment and underemployment. Today, young people are turning to entrepreneurship as a means of overcoming the lack of opportunity in a time of economic crisis. As a result, America’s young entrepreneurs are creating record numbers of new businesses -- and new jobs. The YEC exists to provide young entrepreneurs and business owners with access to tools, mentorship and and resources that support each stage of their business’s development and growth. Members of the YEC speak to college students at the White House on a panel led by Sway from MTV. The YEC brings together the best and brightest and most impactful entrepreneurs of our generation so we can collaborate to change the world for the better on a larger scale. Im proud to be a part of this community! - Ryan Allis, CEO , iContactMonday, January 2, 12
  3. 3. World-Renown Organization The YEC Network is an invite-only community comprised of several hundred of America’s top, young entrepreneurs under the age of 35. YEC Network members are the young media personalities, thought leaders, and founders behind some of the world’s most successful companies and nonprofits including... In June 2011, YEC deploys 4 Members of the YEC ring the More than 50% of Inc. 30 YEC honored at the White members to Cairo, Egypt to closing bell at NASDAQ in Under 30 honorees from the last House in November, 2011 as part mentor the country’s youth. November 2011. 3 years are members of the YEC. of Entrepreneurship Month. Its rare that I come across an entrepreneurship organization where like-minded people can come together, share ideas, collaborate and innovate. Im proud to be a member of the YEC because it accomplishes these goals and is without question a special group for any young entrepreneur to be a part of. - Adam Witty, CEO , Advantage Media GroupMonday, January 2, 12
  4. 4. Over 20 Million Media Impressions in 2011! The YEC has been featured in hundreds of media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, CBS Evening News, Fox News, AOL, Portfolio, Bloomberg Businessweek, CNN, Reuters, Mashable, The Huffington Post and NPR. Additionally, YEC content (contributed by various Network members) is syndicated to over 30 major media outlets on a regular basis.Monday, January 2, 12
  5. 5. Virtual Mentorship Program YEC’s Virtual Mentorship Program is an online entrepreneurship education collective that provides free peer- to-peer mentoring opportunities to to young entrepreneurs, business owners, and dozens (soon to be hundreds) of entrepreneurship and SMB organizations. Programming includes... 1) YEC Live - Online video Q&As with top entrepreneurs. Available in 100+ countries. 2) eBooks/eMags - tip and advice articles, op-eds and multimedia content 3) YEC Open Mic - Real-time mentorship with accredited entrepreneurs through an online forum. 4) Hundreds of educational videos available in a freely accessible library. Alexis Ohanian participates in a YEC Live event broadcasted live from the US Capitol building in Washington, DCMonday, January 2, 12
  6. 6. YEC Summit YEC Summit is the world’s first virtual mentorship summit. The Summit will help tens of thousands of entrepreneurs with their businesses through a week-long online entrepreneurship education program. YEC Summit brings over 100 of Americas top entrepreneurs into participants living rooms, offices and classrooms for a truly accessible educational experience that includes... 1) Interactive live video chats - Real-time answers from successful entrepreneurs 2) Keynote presentations and panels - Topics and discussions running that run the gamut 3) eBooks, eMags and White Papers - Supplemental materials to utilize beyond the Summit 4) YEC Open Mic - Real-time mentorship with accredited entrepreneurs through an online forum 5) Hundreds of recorded videos that can be watched by attendees on demand Marketability... Our growing partner roster, each reaching more than 1,000+ members, allows YEC Summit to touch tens of thousands of entrepreneurs around the world with our week-long peer mentoring experience. Crafted marketing materials will be given to each organization making successful communication quick and easy for our partners.Monday, January 2, 12
  7. 7. What People Are Saying About YEC... Leadership... Entrepreneurship is a core American value and the White House is proud to partner with organizations that encourage, inspire and advance free enterprise and the free exchange of ideas that has made the American economy the envy of the world. The White House is pleased to be working with the Young Entrepreneur Council for their mission of supporting Americas next generation of business leaders today. Partners... The YEC has been an absolute joy to work with and has delivered on every single promise.  Period. Top entrepreneurs... The fact that YEC, in under a year, has become the go-to organization for youth entrepreneurship around the country is a testament to the Team behind it, the remarkable membership, and the fact that the world needs the YEC. Im thrilled to support it in any way that I can. - Jeremy Johnson, Co-Founder, 2tor Press... The YEC has provided young entrepreneurs resources, including discounts on business tools and the ability to connect with a pool of qualified and intelligent people. The message is that entrepreneurship is a viable career path for young people and that you should create a job to keep a job.Monday, January 2, 12
  8. 8. Fixing Young America In Spring 2012, the YEC will release "Fixing Young America", a book of essays written by Americas most brilliant intellectuals, nonprofit organization founders, philanthropists, educators, politicians, and entrepreneurs who champion entrepreneurship. From policy ideas and educational programs, to private sector solutions and philanthropic activities, the perspectives shared in FYA will shed light on how the government, academia, nonprofits, the private sector and ordinary citizens can work together to rebuild the American dream for millions of young people through entrepreneurship. The book will be accompanied by an online campaign, PR program and media series.  Book contributors include leaders of the following organizations...Monday, January 2, 12
  9. 9. Gen Y Capital Partners Gen Y Capital Partners (Gen Y Cap) is the early stage venture arm of the YEC. It is a company that supports early stage companies run by extremely smart entrepreneurs under the age of 35 who want to build the next generation of great companies. We help them by providing the best network of young entrepreneurs in the world. In addition, we provide access to capital, housing and living cost support as well as the training necessary to maximize chance of success. 1) Unparalleled Peer-To-Peer Mentoring - Access to a nationwide mentors circle, automatic YEC membership 2) Cash Injection - Investments ranging from $15,000 to $250,000 in seed stage capital 3) Elimination of Living Expenses - Live rent free for up to two years on participating college campuses 4) Student Loan Relief - First private enterprise to leverage White House income based repayment reformMonday, January 2, 12
  10. 10. Accomplishments In 2011 Virtual Mentorship Program - Mentored thousands of young people in the US and abroad Readership - YEC content is read by millions of entrepreneurs every month 20 Million Media Impressions - Featured by top news sources around the world 6,000+ Applicants - Over 6K young business owners apply to join the organization Partnerships - Working with nearly all major entrepreneurship organization in America Global Impact - Deployed members to developing nations to mentor young entrepreneurs Gen Y Capital Partners - Announcement covered by nearly all major business news sources White House Partnership - Regularly work together to support youth entrepreneurship NASDAQ Bell - YEC members given the honor of ringing the closing bell Your organization needs to be involved!Monday, January 2, 12
  11. 11. Become our sponsor! The Young Entrepreneur Council is excited to offer these sponsorship packages to your organization. We believe that by working with forward-thinking brands (like yours!) we can create a stronger entrepreneurship eco-system for young people today and in generations to come. Contact Information: Scott Gerber President & Founder 917-710-5134 scott@theyec.orgMonday, January 2, 12