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Youth Entrepreneurship Series Recap - 2016-2017

NetWork Kansas concluded the local-level of the 2016-2017 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series on March 22 with a record twenty-one community entrepreneurship competitions. The YEC Series consists of local-level youth entrepreneurship competitions hosted by volunteers. The goal of the competition is to expose Kansas middle school and high school students to entrepreneurship and to give students hands-on experience thinking entrepreneurially. Twenty-one local events in Kansas cities and counties will culminate in a state championship hosted at Fort Hays State University on April 24, 2017.

Independence Community College to host Ice House Entrepreneurship Program facilitator training

Independence, KS – This facilitator training event is organized by the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative and hosted by Independence Community College. The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is an experiential, problem-based learning program designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset.

Clifton Taulbert Keynote Speaker at NetWork Kansas State Championship

HAYS, Kan. - Clifton Taulbert, award-winning entrepreneur and author, will be the keynote speaker at the NetWork Kansas Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) State Championship on April 24 at Fort Hays State University. ​ Taulbert is an internationally acclaimed speaker and consultant who has worked across the world and has spoken at the United States Capitol, NATO Headquarters, the Supreme Court of the United States, and the United Nations. Taulbert has written fourteen books and been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Currently serving as the CEO of two companies, entrepreneurship is a passion for him that he has dedicated his life to helping others learn.


Sterling, KS – Rice County Economic Development, in association with the Network Kansas E-Community Partnership, announces the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program will be offered in Rice County this March. Sessions will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Tuesdays, March 28th through April 18th with a program fee of $20 per person. The goal of the course is to teach participants to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

NetWork Kansas Awards $25,000 to Five Small Businesses Through the JumpStart Kansas Entrepreneurs Program

Wichita, Kansas --- NetWork Kansas announced five recipients of the Kansas Department of Commerce JumpStart Kansas Entrepreneur Program. The goal of this program is to incentivize and encourage business growth while enhancing the entrepreneurial spirit throughout the state.


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