Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Military Veteran Launches TeenTrepreneur.Biz For Children and Their Families to Succeed as Entrepreneurs


Tech Founder Kaye-Cee Austin Offers the World’s First Trademarked, Web-Based Social Impact Investing Company Dedicated To Preparing 7-19 Year-Olds for Entre-Leadership.

Hollywood, CA (June 17, 2015) – Just think, if today’s young people have the encouragement, support, and ability to start early to explore entrepreneurship and leadership; then it would certainly be a boost for the economy and a positive step toward securing their future. Kaye-Cee Austin, a retired 14-year military veteran, wife and mother, was inspired to give Generation Y a platform to develop their entrepreneurial spirit and founded TeenTrepreneur.Biz and the TeenTrep Academy due to the fact that“ entrepreneurship is not taught in most schools for 7 – 19 year olds.”“Many preteens and teens aspire to start their own business, but may not have access to guidance, mentors, and an environment to thrive,” said Ms. Austin.

On June 27, 2015 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Redbury Hotel in Hollywood, TeenTrepreneur.Biz will host a Black Tie Gala to announce the launch of the world’s first trademarked, web-based social impact investing company dedicated solely to providing online entre-leadership courses, STEM education and technology based resources to 7-19 year olds and their families.  The red carpet event is open to the public and will feature Actor Robert Ri’chard as a guest speaker. Media check-in will commence at noon and arrivals will begin at 1 P.M.

“Young people develop innovative and unique concepts on a daily basis that challenge an adult’s perception of how problems can be solved and needs can be met,” said Ms. Austin who is also a member of the Los Angeles Venture Association. “But due to the fact that it is an ‘‘adult’s world’’, so many of them -- without all of the communication skills or confidence of their older counterparts -- find it difficult to access and compete in a business climate that does not see them as players.”

As Founder and Managing Director, Ms. Austin’s mission is to provide dynamic online educational courses, app building tools and much more to budding entrepreneurs and their families to encourage building enterprises at a young age and as a family. Her innovative approach was founded on the belief that entrepreneurship doesn’t happen at a certain age, stage or part of the world - it's global and is accessible to all age ranges. It also needs to be cultivated and supported by the ones we love. "With diverse vendor partnerships and a dedicated team of experts, TeenTrepreneur.Biz is positioned to provide an effective platform to enhance a child’s ability to disrupt, innovate and take this world by storm,” stated Ms. Austin who is the fourth of 14 siblings and deeply passionate about youth empowerment.

TeenTrepreneur.Biz and  the TeenTrep Academy provides  access to a highly trained and diverse staff of instructors, mentors and investors who will provide a business curriculum, vision strategy, product marketing, investment and guidance in order to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit of its student members.

TeenTrepreneur.Biz also works with vendor partners to offer a variety of new opportunities and business resources for its members. Currently, TeenTrepreneur.Biz vendor partners include: Aeropostale; Association of Business Owners of America; Bet On The Jockey Ventures; Business Solutions Association; Business Technology Association; BusinessGrowthCoach.Org; Constant Contact; Disneyland Resort; Faye’s CakePops; Goldman Sach's 10,000 Small Businesses;  Groupon; High Desert Community Foundation; Investors In The Environment; Knott’s Berry Farm; Los Angeles Venture Association; Mad Mac Foundation; Marie Forleo's B-School; Outback Steakhouse; Platinum Star PR; Red Lobster Hospitality LLC; San Diego Zoo; See Jane Do; Small Business Association; Southwest Vacations; Stella & Dot; TeraPeak, Inc.; Veterans Spouses And Brats In Theater & Film; Women LAVA; and ZipCar.

To learn more about TeenTrepreneur.Biz, visit the website at For RSVP, sponsorship and vendor opportunities, contact Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Amanda Kay Smith at To book Ms. Austin for interviews or speaking engagements, contact Chief Public Relations Officer, Marie Y. Lemelle at 213-276-7827 or

About Kaye-Cee Austin: a 14-year Retired Army Veteran, is married to U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Two James E. Lindly. They are parents to Cadence Kay Lindly. The couple met in 2001 on a military deployment overseas to Kosovo and remained friends until they wed in 2006. Kaye-Cee is a member of the Los Angeles Venture Association.

About TeenTrepreneur.Biz: Kaye-Cee founded the Social Impact Investing Company, TeenTrepreneur.Biz in 2014. James serves as the CFO and their three-year-old daughter Cadence is the CEO, the youngest CEO of a tech company. The company assists 7-19 year-old children and their families with starting and growing their own business ventures through education, coaching, mentorship, guidance, and angel and venture capital investments. The Lindly family believes in leading by example by taking this journey as not only a family but as the first military family to take on such an endeavor. Tech-A-Nista, a division of TeenTrepreneur.Biz, is a line of pre-teen and teen business/business casual fashion apparel.

About Bet on the Jockey Ventures: Kaye-Cee has recently fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a Venture Capitalist and has started her own firm, ‘‘Bet On The Jockey Ventures’’, with a focus on technology, education, social impact and arts &entertainment ventures.

Marie Y. Lemelle, MBA

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