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Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge


YEC Series

During the 2017-2018 academic year, E-Communities have the opportunity to host local-level entrepreneurship competitions and submit their event to be part of the “Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge series” culminating in the Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge (KEC) State Championship on April 24, 2018. Local entrepreneurship competitions must meet certain guidelines in order to qualify as part of the series and to be eligible to use E-Community funds to pay for part or all of the competition. The YEC series gives Kansas students hands-on experience thinking entrepreneurially.

2017-2018 YEC Series Events
  • Goodland Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – November 29, 2017
  • Norton County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – November 29, 2017
  • Fall 2017 Salina – December 7, 2017
  • Chase County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – January 16, 2018
  • Wichita/Greeley County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – February 14, 2018
  • KC BizFest – February 14-17, 2018
  • Sterling/Alden Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – February 21, 2018
  • Ford County Youth Entrepreneurship Competition – February 22, 2018
  • Chautauqua County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – February 23, 2018
  • Leavenworth County Youth Entrepreneurship Competition – February 23, 2018
  • Cherokee County Youth Entrepreneur Fair – February 28, 2018
  • Phillips County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – February 28, 2018
  • Thomas County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – February 28, 2018
  • Cheylin Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – March 1, 2018
  • Montgomery County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – March 1, 2018
  • Douglas County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – March 2, 2018
  • YEC Labette County – March 5, 2018
  • Reno County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – March 5, 2018
  • Republic County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – March 5, 2018
  • Lincoln County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – March 6, 2018
  • Marion County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – March 6, 2018
  • Clay County Young Entrepreneur Challenge – March 8, 2018
  • Central Kansas Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – March 13, 2018
  • Cowley County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – March 13, 2018
  • Riley County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – March 13, 2018
  • Rawlins County Entrepreneurship Fair – March 14, 2018
  • Rooks County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – March 14, 2018
  • SCHS Entrepreneurial Biz Quest – March 23, 2018
  • Urban Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – March 23, 2018
  • Salina Spring 2018 – TBD


KEC State Championship
April 24, 2018
Manhattan, KS

$18,000 in prize money
Winner of each YEC series event + best 15 wildcard Executive Summaries 
Executive summary & 4-minute formal presentations + separate tradeshow competition

Ready to begin the process? Scroll below to find helpful documents or visit the YEC Event Portal.

Download Helpful Documents

Contact

Anne Dewvall for more information.