Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

YEC Series

During the 2018-2019 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” culminating in the Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge (KEC) State Championship, April 30, 2019. 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.

YEC Event Portal

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

2018-2019 YEC Series Events

14 - McPherson High School YEC
28 - Goodland Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 2018
28 - Norton County Junior High YEC
28 - South Central Kansas YEC (Edwards Co)
29- Project Open Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (Salina Fall)

3- Reno County YEC
5- Norton County High School YEC
6- Clay County YEC
12 - Morton County YEC
13- Hoisington High School Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

15- Chase County YEC
31- The Next Big Thing (Scott Co)

6- Central Kansas Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 2019 (Pawnee Co)
14- 6th Annual Wichita County Youth Entrepreneurship Fair
14- Sterling/Alden 2019 YEC
15- Montgomery County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
22- Chautauqua County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
22- Leavenworth County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
22- Greeley County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
26- Phillips County YEC
27- Cherokee County Youth Entrepreneur Fair
28 - Labette County YEC (Altamont)
28 - Lyon County 2019 YEC Competition

MARCH 2019
1- Douglas County 2018-2019 YEC
5- Ford County YEC Competition
5- 2019 Lincoln County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
5- Logan County YEC
5- Marion County YEC
5- Republic County YEC
5- Riley County YEC
5- Sheridan County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
6- Thomas County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
6- Rooks County YEC
8- Shawnee County YEC 2019
12- Cheylin Entrepreneurship Fair
13- 2019 Rawlins County Jr/Sr High School E-Fair
19 - Wamego High School YEC
20 - Cowley County YEC
20 - Ellis County YEC
21- Salina Spring 2019 YEC
22- Urban YEC - Wichita

KC Bizfest is also participating in the 2018-2019 YEC Series February 13-16, 2019

KEC State Championship

April 30, 2019
Manhattan, KS

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