The Young Entrepreneur Council

The Young Entrepreneur Council

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC provides entrepreneurs with access to tools, mentorship, and resources that support each stage of their business’s development and growth. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

YEC members are the young media personalities, thought leaders, and founders behind some of the world’s most successful companies and nonprofits, including LivingSocial, iContact, Grasshopper, Startup Weekend, Threadless, Reddit,, Behance, Modcloth, 2tor, and College Hunks Hauling Junk.

For more information about the YEC, follow us on Twitter @YEC and Facebook.

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