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Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Series Successful Event Spotlight: Neosho County

Neosho County’s first event as part of the YEC Series was incredibly well attended with many students and community members involved.

Destination BootCamp® Business Spotlight: Somewhere in Time Antiquities

Somewhere in Time Antiquities was launched in 2007 by Sean Ryland’s parents after they retired. Ryland joined them in business and relocated from Kansas City to Baxter Springs, KS in 2016. Learn how Destination BootCamp impacted their business.


NetWork Kansas’ Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership announces the 2019-2020 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series.

New Life for a Wind Turbine

Jenn has given new life to this particular wind turbine in Chase County, Kansas (population 2,683). She “volunTOLD” her husband to figure out why the wind turbine was not working. Here's what this led to.

Ice House Entrepreneur Spotlight: Ane Mae's Coffee and Sandwich Shop

Terry Trout completed the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program in Montgomery County during the Fall of 2012. Here he talks about the impact that this program has had on the growth of his business.

A Unique Experience at Maker Space Boot Camp

My dream, desire, and passion is that more of Kansas can experience this life changing boot camp. I would like to encourage dreamers, doers, and creators across Kansas to make the trip to Independence and participate in this truly spectacular experience.

YEC Series Student Spotlight: Jena Kunc and Dylan White, Otter Creek Farms

Jena Kunc and Dylan White competed in the 2018-2019 YEC Series in Republic County and placed third. Through K-State's executive summary open review, they earned a wild card spot to compete at the Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge.

Media Briefing on New Kansas City, Kansas Entrepreneurship Initiative

Details of a new entrepreneurship initiative to benefit Kansas City, Kansas will be detailed at a media briefing on Friday, October 11 at 1:30 p.m. at the KCKCC Technical Education Center, 6565 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102.

YEC Series Student Spotlight: Cassie Strickler, The Bomb Creations

Cassie Strickler competed in the 2018-2019 YEC Series in Republic County and placed second. Here she talks about how this program has influenced her as an entrepreneur.

Ice House Entrepreneur Spotlight: Brew 56

Mark and Stacy Clark completed the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program in Rice County. Here, Stacy talks about the impact that this program has had on them and how it helped them launch their business, Brew 56, in Lyons, KS.