Kansas Youth Virtual Entrepreneurship Challenge Winners

For Immediate Release
May 20, 2020

Media Contact: Marquetta Atkins
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Kansas Youth Virtual Entrepreneurship Challenge

A Virtual Pitch Competition for Kansas Youth – Winner Announcements

Wichita, Kansas—  Camp Destination Innovation partnered with NetWork Kansas for the first-ever Kansas Youth Virtual Entrepreneurship Challenge, an event designed to engage currently quarantined youth and spark innovation and creativity for a chance to win cash prizes and the youth of Kansas showed up.

 Over 140 young people across the state of Kansas submitted video pitches and 75 went on to compete for cash prizes.

The virtual competition was held through NetWork Kansas’ new VentureDash tool. VentureDash is an online entrepreneurship competition management system designed to streamline the facilitation of entrepreneurship fairs and business plan competitions held throughout the state. The system was created by Moonbase Labs based out of Wichita.

Beginning, April 27th and ending May 11th, students in three divisions (elementary, middle school and high school) competed in a virtual video pitch competition for their chance to win prizes:

And the winners are:

Elementary- 1st place $300.00 2nd place $150.00 3rd $100.00

1st Place: Boom Boards, Isaac Bloom, 5th grade, Hays

2nd Place: Virtual Care, Edyn Thompson, 4th grade, Kansas City

3rd place: Bella’s Home-Made Dog Treats, Hadley Holmes, 1st grade, Riverton

Middle School- 1st place $500.00 2nd place $250.00 3rd place $150.00

1st Place: Jabby Jerky, Gabby Poels, 6th grade, Phillipsburg

Three students tied for 2nd Place:

Mow it Forward, Quinton Heath, 7th grade, Great Bend

Ian’s Straw Baling Service, Ian Dunn, 8th grade, St. John

Lauren’s Treat, Lauren Seachris, 8th grade, Dodge City

High school- 1st place $1000.00 2nd place: $350.00 3rd place 250.00

1st Place: Finding Freedom, Lovette Mba, Wichita

2nd Place: Craving Crushers, Jersey Kaiser, 12th grade Plainville

3rd Place: T&H Sports Counseling, Halle Hartner, 10th grade & Tate Lapo, 12th grade, Belleville

Special bonus prizes:

First to Submit: Dawn Till Dusk

Most Creative: Auto Pizza

Best energy in a Video: Wild and Free

People’s choice: Tiana’s Sweet Drop Off’s

Camp Destination Innovation is a Wichita, Kansas camp that offers programs designed to expose youth ages 14-18 to careers outside of traditional norms with target focused on entrepreneurship.


The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

For more information on Camp Destination Innovation, visit: www.campdestinationinnovation.com

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