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865 Kansas Students Participate in Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Series

NetWork Kansas’ Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership announces the conclusion of the 2018-2019 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 865 students from 48 Kansas communities participated in 40 local entrepreneurship competitions.

YEC Series Best Practices: Greeley County

In February 2019, Greeley County hosted their first YEC Series event. For the past five years, they partnered with neighboring Wichita County to have their students participate in the YEC Series. Christy Hopkins, Greeley County’s Director of Community Development, organized the competition. Hopkins shares how she worked with the school to organize this YEC Series event.

8 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During March

Congratulations to the 8 businesses that received funding from NetWork Kansas during March.

Ice House Participant Spotlight: Tecklenburg Farms LLC

Chris Tecklenburg completed the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program in Reno County during the Fall of 2018. Here he talks about the impact that this program has had on him and how it has helped him work toward launching his business, Tecklenburg Farms.

13 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During February

Congratulations to the 13 businesses that received funding from NetWork Kansas during February.

Destination BootCamp® Business Spotlight: Muddy River Guitars

Scott Weinmann attended Destination BootCamp in May of 2017 as part of a group from Atchison participating in the Community Reinvention Program. Here he talks about the impact that this program has had on the growth of his business.

Eastern Region: Movers, Doers & Shakers

Shelley Paasch, of NetWork Kansas, shares her synopsis of what happened in 2018 in the Eastern Region of Kansas.

Ice House Participant Spotlight: FAB Creative Services

Joanne Smith completed the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program in Montgomery County during the Fall of 2016. Here she talks about the impact that this program has had on her and how it has helped her work toward launching her business, FAB Creative Services.

YEC Series Student Spotlight: Bridget Stanton, Bridge Digital Marketing

Bridget Stanton competed in both the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 YEC Series in Riley County. She placed first in her local event for two years in a row. In April 2017, she won third place at the YEC State Championship. In April 2018, she won second place at the KEC State Championship.

15 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During January

Congratulations to the 15 businesses that received funding from NetWork Kansas during January.