Mary Beall Adler

Founder of Georgetown Bagelry

BEA Guest Speaker

Successful entrepreneurs are joining forces with the Bethesda Entrepreneurship Academy to teach teens how to create their own businesses. Teens are learning directly from the founders of companies like Hair Cuttery, Wedding Wire, Georgetown Bagelry, Koa Sports,Factory Athletics, Prep Matters, Calleva Outdoor Adventures, BGR: The Burger Joint, Artworks Fine Art Studio, Grey Eagle Films, Langley Prep, Certifikid and many others about how they created their own companies, what lessons they learned along the way, and what they wish they had known in high school.

In the 2018 / 2019 school year, BEA will have a special focus on speakers from the sports industry.

BEA was founded by Zain Yaqub, a Bethesda high school student with an entrepreneurial spirit and the determination to learn about business before he was old enough to attend college. He began asking people in the local business community if they would teach kids what they knew - and that's how BEA was born.

Timothy Chi

Founder of WeddingWire

BEA Guest Speaker

Tim Hwang

Founder of Fiscal Note

BEA Guest Speaker

Erin Johnson

Founder of Artworks Fine Studios

BEA Guest Speaker

Teen Entrepreneurship

Tony Korson

Founder of Koa Sports

BEA Guest Speaker