YES 18.0

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Youth Entrepreneurship Service (YES)

Location: Lexington Community Center

(Room 242, 39 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA 02421)

Starts on September 23, 2023 and Ends on April 20, 2024 (1:30pm-4:30pm)

Registration is FREE !!

Any questions, please email to


All parents are encouraged to join NECINA as members. Your generous donations and sponsorships would be greatly appreciated.


  • Founded in 2005, YES is tailored for high school students.
  • Learn entrepreneurship and leadership through interactive workshops and mentorship.
  • Discover passions in science, tech, business, and philanthropy.
  • Embrace Project-Based Learning for hands-on experience.
  • Develop business ideas and compete in a business plan contest.
  • Gain essential college and career readiness skills.
  • Top teams win cash prizes and potential internships with corporations.

To gain further insight, watch the popular YES 15 competition YouTube video: CLICK HERE.


  • Think Differently – Learn to listen, think, and act as a founder, creator, and team member.
  • Build Business Knowledge – Gain knowledge not included in the high school curriculum.
  • Discover solutions – Explore technology trends to help solve real problems.
  • Team Building – Build and manage strong teams with your peers.
  • Pitch idea – Prepare and present your IDEAs to a panel of judges.
  • Internship – Be considered for internships at our sponsor companies.

YES 18.0 Curriculum

All sessions run from 1:30-4:30pm.

  • 09/23/2023- Ideation
  • 10/21/2023- Market Validation
  • 01/27/2024- Sales and Marketing
  • 02/03/2024- Corporate Structure and Intellectual Property
  • 03/16/2024- Accounting & Finance 
  • 03/30/2024- Social Networking Marketing
  • 04/06/2024- Mock Competition
  • 04/20/2024- Final Competition

Dates in spring 2024 are updated.

The program is free. Every registered student is encouraged to attend all in-person sessions. In case of scheduling conflicts, students can seek assistance from peers or self-study. 

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