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Scion Announces Winners of "Motivate" Program For Young Entrepreneurs

Posted by Josh Chang on Wed, Mar 20, 2013 @ 04:52 PM

Wellesley Scion Motivate WinnersScion today announced the winners for their "Motivate" program, which attracted young entrepreneurs from around the US and from a variety of different career paths. The 10 winners each won a Scion vehicle, Scion accessories, $10,000, and career mentoring as part of the Motivate Program. The winners reflect the program's focus on the creative arts community, and include a nonprofit music program leader, documenatry filmmaker, and a graphic designer.

The program started back in October, and drew applications from all over the country that described a variety of entreprenuerial goals and dreams centering around art, fashion, music, and film. 50 semi-finalists were invited to Santa Monica, California to participate in a 3-day workshop where they worked with leading entrepreneurs on developing their business dreams. 

The 10 winners of the 2013 Motivate program are:

  • Jahmal C. of Chicago, an author and publisher
  • Jeff P. of Denver, a backpack manufacturer
  • Kate B. of Portland Ore., a co-owner of a touring theater company
  • Lily S. of Dallas, an owner of a graphic design and letterpress company 
  • Peter K. of Villa Park, Ill., a digital music magazine publisher
  • Philip G. of Nashville, a nonprofit music program leader
  • Reed G. of Annapolis, Md., an artist and import retail store owner
  • Roseli I. of Oakland, Calif., an import accessories business owner
  • Tobi A. of San Francisco, a custom wood product designer
  • William T. of Chicago, a documentary filmmaker
All of these winners will be individually paired for career-building advice with a business mentor in a relevant industry. They also received a $1,000 grant and had their choice of any Scion vehicle! Congratulations to all the winners!
For more info check out www.scion.com/motivate 

Topics: Toyota, Scion, Grassroots