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    Calling all teen entrepreneurs: Teen CEO business competition offers funding for teen small business owners


    Redmond, Wash. – Attention Lake Washington School District (LWSD) high school students! Do you own and operate a business? If so, you could win a cash prize in this year’s Teen CEO competition.

    LWSD will hold its fifth annual Teen CEO Business Competition on March 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lake Washington School District Resource Center (16250 NE 74th Street, Redmond WA 98052).

    To qualify, LWSD students must currently own and operate a small business. The business cannot be co-owned by a parent or another adult. To enter the competition, students must complete the application by January 5, 2018.

    At Teen CEO, students compete in a “Shark Tank” style competition for cash prizes. Students will connect with business leaders who are passionate about helping students fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams. Teen CEO provides students the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate their entrepreneurial skills;
    • Think creatively;
    • Problem solve;
    • Work collaboratively;
    • Assume personal responsibility;
    • Exhibit a strong work ethic;
    • Display resiliency;
    • Create a strong business plan; and
    • Become involved in their local community.

    Teen CEO is sponsored by the LWSD Career and Technical Education Department, the Kirkland Rotary Foundation, Passport Unlimited and Coastal Community Bank.

    Visit the Teen CEO website for more information.

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    About Lake Washington: Lake Washington School District  is a high-performing public school district serving Kirkland, Redmond, and Sammamish, Washington. It is the third largest district in the state of Washington, with over 29,500 students in 52 schools.