Junior Achievement teamed up with Grow Utah, EY, MyTechHigh, and Tech Trep Academy to recognize, support, and reward Utah kids and teens who have started their own successful businesses. Qualifying businesses could be any type of revenue-generating operation as long as the business was up and running by the deadline of April 15, 2016.

On Friday, May 6th, student entrepreneurs from across the state, ages 11 to 17, were featured in a fun and lively “shark tank-like” event, the Kool Kid/Kool Teen Competition, that took place at JA City.

The winners of the EY Utah Young Entrepreneurial program:

EY Utah Young Entrepreneurial Award  •  Kya’s Creations, Kyalynn Johnston

Grand Prize Winner  •  TayKayes, Taylor Egan

Runner Up Award  •  T Birds Dog Tags. (Also winner of Best Pitch Award)

Runner Up Award   •  Game Day Flags, Emma & Edison Hodges