The stocks may have been down, but the spirits of Scott Gerber and the Young Entrepreneur Council members were certainly high as the YEC was honored in the NASDAQ closing bell ceremony on Wednesday, November 9th. President Obama declared this November Entrepreneur Month, and the YEC was more than happy to gather in New York City to celebrate.
Scott opened his speech stating, “It is a true honor to be here, as it’s about the one-year anniversary of when the YEC was founded on the principal that young people can do things they they set their minds to it” and went on to discuss the YEC, its mission and members in more depth, along with his newest initiate Gen Y Capital Partners and their recent collaboration with the White House.
The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the country’s most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC promotes entrepreneurship as a solution to youth unemployment and underemployment and provides its members with access to tools, mentorship, and resources that support each stage of a business’s development and growth.