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Article updated: 3/15/2013 6:49 PM

Students talk entrepreneurship at Schaumburg salon

High school students greet Mario Tricoci in Schaumburg on Wednesday. Tricoci was at his salon speaking to the Young Entrepreneurs Academy participants. The program teaches students about entrepreneurship and professional presence.

High school students greet Mario Tricoci in Schaumburg on Wednesday. Tricoci was at his salon speaking to the Young Entrepreneurs Academy participants. The program teaches students about entrepreneurship and professional presence.

 

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

St. Viator High School student Connor Curran, 17, greets Mario Tricoci in Schaumburg on Wednesday. Curran was is a participant in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, which teaches students about entrepreneurship and professional presence.

St. Viator High School student Connor Curran, 17, greets Mario Tricoci in Schaumburg on Wednesday. Curran was is a participant in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, which teaches students about entrepreneurship and professional presence.

 

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Conant High School student Ben Kusswurm, 17, takes advantage of the moment to take a picture of himself and Mario Tricoci in Schaumburg on Wednesday. Kusswurm is part of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, which teaches students about entrepreneurship and professional presence.

Conant High School student Ben Kusswurm, 17, takes advantage of the moment to take a picture of himself and Mario Tricoci in Schaumburg on Wednesday. Kusswurm is part of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, which teaches students about entrepreneurship and professional presence.

 

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

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By Daily Herald staff report

Local high school students who are learning about entrepreneurship and professional presence got mini makeovers at a Schaumburg salon Wednesday.

The students are part of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), sponsored by the Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce and Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211. They are preparing to present their original business ideas and ask for funding in front of an investor panel on Thursday, March 21.

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The students met with Mario Tricoci at his hair salon and day spa and discussed image, and the challenges and opportunities they have encountered.

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