Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

YEC Series

During the 2020-2021 academic year, E-Communities have the opportunity to host local-level entrepreneurship competitions and submit their event to be part of the “Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge series”. Local entrepreneurship competitions must meet certain guidelines in order to qualify as part of the series and to be eligible to use E-Community funds to pay for part or all of the competition. The YEC series gives Kansas students hands-on experience thinking entrepreneurially.


VentureDash is a one-stop-shop for hosting a successful YEC Series event. In VentureDash you can access guidelines, best practices, and resources in addition to a full scoring system for your local event. Click here to access VentureDash.

2020-2021 YEC Series Events

Goodland YEC 11/18/2020
Reno County Youth Entrepreneurial Competition 11/23/2020
Lyons High School 12/3/2020
Lawrence/Douglas County YEC 12/4/2020
Ellis County YEC 12/4/2020
Wichita County 2020-2021 YEC 12/7/2020
2021 Ford County YEC Competition 12/8/2020
McPherson YEC 12/9/2020
Norton County 2020 YEC 12/9/2020
Grow Neosho County YEC 12/9/2020
Edwards Co YEC 12/16/2020
Scott City YEC 12/17/2020
Girard E-Community YEC 2/9/2021
Russell County YEC
Morton Co YEC
Labette Co YEC 2/16/2021
Sterling YEC 2/18/2021
Seward County YEC 2/18/2021
Kiowa County JAG-K YEC 2/24/2021
Cheylin YEC 2/25/2021
Chautauqua Co YEC 2/25/2021
Republic County YEC 3/1/2021
Marion County YEC 3/2/2021
Logan County YEC 3/2/2021
USD 299 YEC 3/2/2021
Thomas County YEC 3/3/2021
Rooks County YEC 3/3/2021
Greater Morris County YEC 2020-2021 3/3/2021
2021 Phillips County YEC 3/3/2021
Clay County YEC 3/4/2021
Cherokee County Youth Entrepreneur Fair 3/4/2021
Harvey County YEC
Great Bend
GLC YEC 3/5/2021
Greeley County YEC 3/8/2021
Smith Center Jr. Sr. High School 3/9/2021
Mitchell Co YEC 3/9/2021
Salina Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 3/10/2021
Pawnee Co YEC 3/10/2021
Riley Co YEC 2021 3/10/2021
Wamgeo High School YEC 3/11/2021
Montgomery County YEC 3/12/2021
Urban Wichita YEC 3/12/2021
Cowley County YEC 3/17/2021

KEC State Championship

Stay tuned for 2020-2021 information.

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