Speaker Date Topic
Peter Burns Jul 14, 2022 12:00 PM
Frisco Young Entrepreneurs Academy
Frisco Young Entrepreneurs Academy

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!, is a groundbreaking educational program that takes students ages 11 to 18 through the process of starting and running real businesses/social movements over the course of a full academic year.

Students work in close cooperation with local industry leaders, community members, and educators to develop ideas and objectives, write business plans, pitch to potential investors, register with governmental agencies, develop their brand identity, participate in a tradeshow, and much more!

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce was the first chamber of commerce in Texas to offer the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. YEA! was originally launched at the University of Rochester in 2004. With support from the Kauffman Foundation in 2008, YEA! spun off from the university level and was offered to local chambers of commerce to help bridge the gap between an area’s education and business communities. YEA! continues on a path of sustained growth, and is well on its way to making experiential entrepreneurship education available to students in each and every corner of our great country.  YEA! continues to empower each and every student across the nation to embrace their passion, live their dream, and change the world! 

Shelley Holley Aug 04, 2022 12:00 PM
Frisco Public Library update
Frisco Public Library update

A firm believer in active learning, Library Director Shelley Holley, focused the mission of the Frisco Library to enrich lives by inspiring intellect, curiosity, and imagination into a launch pad of innovation for the future. Rising out of a former rocket factory and lifting off into the home for a 156,000sf new $62MM library, Ms. Holley’s team support entrepreneurs, students, and the children who dream about the future. A veteran of library building projects, Ms. Holley received her MLS from the University of North Texas and continues to shatter the stereotypes of what libraries should be, thinking instead of what they could be. She and her husband Robbin have made Frisco their home since 1999.