Youth in E-Communities

Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

The Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge is a one-day entrepreneurship competition open to students in grades 7-12 from a NW KS Entrepreneurship Community* who have participated in a qualifying local competition (see below).

Applicants will submit an entry form and business plan after competing in their local competition. Selected participants will compete in an elevator pitch competition and trade-show. Finalists will make formal business plan presentations.

Students will compete for $5,000 in total awards.
  • 1st place: $2,500 award
  • 2nd place: $1,250 award
  • 3rd place: $750 award
  • $500 of additional awards

Download Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Flier
Download 2014 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Agenda


Empower your community’s youth. Get exposure for your business. Sponsor the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge.

Get first-hand exposure in front of your region’s most passionate, dynamic young entrepreneurs and their families throughout northwest Kansas. Click here to learn more about sponsoring the 1st annual Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 

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Students wishing to participate in the 2014 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge must first compete in a qualifying local competition and then submit an application form and business plan by the deadline. NOTE: Deadline extended to April 23, 2014. 

Download Application (Word Format)
Download Application (Fillable PDF)

Qualifying Local Competitions

E-Community Name  Location     Grades   Competition Format   Contact                       Date

Wichita County  Leoti 7-12 Business Plan, Booth Simone Cahoj 3/13/14
Bird City  Bird City 7-12 Business Plan, Booth Cathy Domsch 3/27/14
Rawlins County  Atwood 9-12 Business Plan, Booth Jessica Mews 4/4/14
Sherman County Goodland 9-12 Business Plan, Booth  Michael Solomon  4/14/14


Thank you to our sponsors! They are supporting youth entrepreneurship in northwest Kansas! 
Silver Sponsors


Anne Dewvall for more information.

*Students must live in one of the following cities/counties to be eligible to participate: Bird City, Rawlins County, Norton County, Phillips County, Sherman County, Thomas County, Ellis County, Greeley County, Wichita County, Scott County.