2016-2017 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Series

YEC Series
During the 2016-2017 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 YEC State Championship on April 24. 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.

2016-2017 YEC Series Events
Goodland Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – November 30th, 2016
Project Open Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (Salina) – December 1st, 2016
Ford County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – February 22nd, 2017
Wichita County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – February 23rd, 2017
Chautauqua County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – March 1st, 2017
Cherokee County Youth Entrepreneurship Fair – March 1st, 2017
Cheylin Entrepreneurship Fair (Bird City) – March 1st, 2017
Norton County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – March 1st, 2017
2017 Thomas County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – March 1st, 2017
Reno County Entrepreneurship Challenge – March 6th, 2017
Republic County YEC – March 6th, 2017
Hoisington Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge  – March 9th, 2017
Growing Leavenworth County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – March 10th, 2017
Central Kansas YEC (Hodgeman Co) – March 13th, 2017
Marion County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – March 7th, 2017
Riley County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – March 14th, 2017
Cowley County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – March 15th, 2017
Project Open Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (Salina) – March 15th, 2017
Rooks County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge – March 15th, 2017
Clay County Young Entrepreneur Challenge – March 16, 2017
Phillips County Rural Business Challenge – March 22nd, 2017

2017 YEC Series Flier

YEC State Championship
April 24, 2017
Hays, KS
$11,000 in prize money
Winners of the 22 YEC series events + best 14 wildcard business ideas
Executive summary, elevator pitch & finalist presentations + separate tradeshow competition
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Anne Dewvall for more information.