Youth State

Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

yec star   2017 YEC Statewide Championship

April 24, 2017 in Hays, Kansas

Key Dates & Entry Information

State Championship Overview

The YEC State Championship is the ultimate competition for the best young entrepreneurs from NetWork Kansas Entrepreneurship Communities. The thirty-six best business ideas from the winners of local YEC series competitions held across the state and a wildcard round face off in Hays to compete for prize money, gain support for their ideas, and meet other passionate young entrepreneurs. 

  • April 24, 2017 in Hays, Kansas
  • $11,000 in prize money
  • Winners of the 22 YEC series events & best 14 wildcard business ideas 
  • Competition phases: 
    • Executive Summary
    • Elevator Pitch
    • Finalist Presentations
    • Separate Tradeshow Competition


3. How to Pitch and Persuade (6-minute video) 
4. The Elevator Pitch (3-minute read)

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Midwest Energy, Inc.
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation
Fort Hays State logo

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Empower your community’s youth. Get exposure for your business. Sponsor us.

Get first-hand exposure in front of your region’s most passionate, dynamic young entrepreneurs and their families throughout northwest Kansas.

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Anne Dewvall for more information.