The Larimer County Workforce Center is now accepting applications from youth entrepreneurs, ages 13-18, for the third annual Young Entrepreneur Tournament.

Applicants will complete a series of business planning classes on Saturday mornings, beginning on April 13. Participants can expect to confirm an idea for their business along with developing an initial business plan. As part of the tournament series, local business leaders from the community will meet one-on-one with each youth to evaluate the business plan and provide feedback to move each plan into the implementation phase.

The top five business plans will present to a panel of business leaders and community members. Cash prizes will be awarded through the United Way of Larimer County.

The top three winners will be matched with a local business mentor for nine months to further refine their plan and to prepare for the E-Challenge competition, hosted by UNC's Monfort College of Business in March 2014. The E-Challenge event will offer the three finalists an opportunity to compete for new prize money to support their business.

Applications for the tournament can be found at

The Monfort College of Business's E-Challenge can be found at