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700 KANSAS STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP CHALLENGE SERIES

NetWork Kansas’ Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership announces the conclusion of the 2017-2018 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 709 students from 35 Kansas communities participated in 31 local entrepreneurship competitions.

YEC Series Student Spotlight: Kelsie Conard, Kelsie Conard Photography

Kelsie Conard of Kelsie Conard Photography shares how participating in YEC helped boost her business.

YEC Series Student Spotlight: Bridget Stanton, Bridge Digital Marketing

Bridget Stanton competed in the YEC Series during the 2016-2017 academic year. She placed first in her local Riley County event and advanced to the YEC State Championship in April 2017, where she took fourth place with her business Bridge Digital Marketing. Here she talks about the impact this program has had on her as an entrepreneur.

Reno County E-Community inspired by Tulsa incubators

Ciara Thyfault, of NetWork Kansas, shares insights and lessons learned from a Reno County E-Community road trip that led participants to tour incubators in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

E-Community Loan Fund: The Trojan Horse

Erik Pedersen of NetWork Kansas shares data that highlights the impact of the E-Community Partnership.

YEC Series Student Spotlight: Jaden Roggow, J Engravings

Jaden Roggow competed in the YEC Series during the 2016-2017 academic year. He placed first in his local Chautauqua County event and advanced to the YEC State Championship in April 2017, competing with his business J Engravings. Here he talks about the impact this program has had on him as an entrepreneur.

Expert to conduct marketing/sales workshop in Wichita for business owners this week

Jon Schallert of the popular Longmont, Co. business development program, Destination Business BootCamp, is scheduled to present a community-based marketing/sales workshop on December 15 and to reconnect with six Wichita business owners who attended his training in October.

YEC Competition Planners’ Spotlight: Norton County

Norton County hosted its second annual YEC Series event this November. Keli Habiger, Executive Director of Norton City/County Economic Development, shares how Norton County got exceptional community attendance.

Salina high schoolers showcase their entrepreneurial spirits

The Salina Journal coverage of the 2017 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Series sanctioned event.

New Board Certified Program Announced

Maker Space Boot Camp approved by NetWork Kansas’ board as a best practice entrepreneurship program