2017 YEC State Championship

April 24, 2017 in Hays, Kansas

Key Dates & Entry Information

  • Applications & Executive Summaries for participants due March 31, 2017.
  • State qualifiers announced April 10, 2017
  • State Championship April 24, 2017
  • 2017 State Championship Info Packet

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
2016-2017 YEC State Championship Agenda, Program, Elevator Pitch Order


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


Sweet Granada


 Sponsorship Opportunities



Anne Dewvall for more information.