Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal

YouthSparks Ideas Competition names five youth winners for "community-changing" startup ideas

Originally posted on MINNE INNO • January 25, 2024 • by Alyxandra Sego

Five young innovators each won $1,000 during a newly launched YouthSparks Ideas Competition for their “community-changing” startup ideas.

The competition, launched by Minneapolis-based nonprofit support organization Social Venture Partners Minnesota, sought ideas from Minnesota youth ages 12 to 24 to “positively impact youth and help change the community.” The five winners developed solutions for people experiencing disabilities and illnesses, ideas for social platforms and a financial literacy education platform.

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