Young Entrepreneurship Program

The Junior League of Tampa’s Young Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) presented by Valley Bank aims to grow the potential, leadership, and influence of female business owners in our region. Launched in 2014, the program offers a unique and valuable opportunity for one selected female entrepreneur.

The application for YEP 2021 is now closed. 

Apply

The Junior League of Tampa’s Young Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) presented by Valley Bank aims to grow the potential, leadership, and influence of female business owners in our region. Launched in 2014, the program offers a unique and valuable opportunity for one selected female entrepreneur.

Qualifications

This grant is open to women who meet the following qualifications:

  • Over 21 to under 40 years of age at the time of Holiday Gift Market
  • Majority owners of their business
  • Sell a product that is a unique addition to the Holiday Gift Market selection
  • Are not current members of The Junior League of Tampa

Award

The winner of the Young Entrepreneurship Program receives:

  • A free booth at Holiday Gift Market to sell her products
  • $3,000 grant from the Dorothea Adell Tinsley Family Foundation to grow her business
  • Local media promotion to enhance brand recognition around the Tampa Bay Area
  • Spotlight signage during Holiday Gift Market

The 2021 YEP Application is now closed.