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We Foster a Community of Thriving Entrepreneurs

Built by entrepreneurs who believe in the power of partnership.

YEC started as a youth entrepreneurship organization and has since transformed into a professional association of entrepreneurs who share the vision of bettering themselves and the world around them. We grow thriving businesses while giving back to the community, uplifting our members and embracing the entrepreneurial lifestyle.

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For over ten years, we’ve fully immersed ourselves in transforming the entrepreneurship community.

Here’s a snapshot of our history to see how we’ve done it.


  • As unemployment skyrockets, Scott Gerber publishes Never Get a "Real" Job, aimed at helping younger adults own their career path through entrepreneurship.
  • Gerber curates a select young entrepreneur group, including the founders of Reddit, Rent The Runway, Hootsuite, College Hunks Hauling Junk, among others, to curate advice and resources for younger aspiring entrepreneurs.
  • Gerber invites Ryan Paugh, a "cult legend in community building" (Mashable), to join his efforts. The two partner to create a new organization empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs.
  • YEC is officially born.



  • #FixYoungAmerica campaign launches in partnership with dozens of organizations to combat America's youth unemployment epidemic.
  • YEC is invited by President Obama to White House to witness the signing of the JOBS Act.


  • The Escape program launches, further deepening collaboration among members


  • Our coaching program launches, providing members with access to top-rated business and operational growth coaches to support their goals.


  • Member leaders drive YEC forward with volunteer-led initiatives to unite members in major metro areas within specific industries and interests.


  • COVID-19 results in new technologies allowing members to support one another remotely through trying times. YEC solidifies its digital infrastructure, rivaling the offerings of major business associations.


  • YEC introduces EXEC, allowing members to unlock high-end travel and lifestyle experiences as they re-enter the post-pandemic world.

The YEC Effect

The team behind YEC has been recognized by hundreds of major media outlets worldwide.


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