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, date TBD. 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

Norton County Junior High YEC / Norton County High School YEC 
Reno County YEC 
Leavenworth County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 
Riley County YEC 
Clay County YEC 
The Next Big Thing (Scott Co)
Labette County YEC (Altamont)
McPherson High School YEC 
Project Open Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (Salina Fall) 
South Central Kansas YEC (Edwards Co)
Central Kansas Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 2019 (Pawnee Co)
Goodland Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 2018 
Sterling/Alden 2019 YEC 
Rooks County YEC 
Ford County YEC Competition 
Cherokee County Youth Entrepreneur Fair 
Phillips County YEC 
Morton County YEC 
Montgomery County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 
6th Annual Wichita County Youth Entrepreneurship Fair 
Urban YEC - Wichita 
Wamego High School YEC 
Logan County YEC 
Douglas County 2018-2019 YEC 
Cowley County YEC 
2019 Rawlins County Jr/Sr High School E-Fair 
Republic County YEC 
Thomas County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
Lyon County 2019 YEC Competition
Greeley County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
2019 Lincoln County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
Chase County YEC
Sheridan County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
Hoisington High School Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
Marion County YEC
Cheylin Entrepreneurship Fair
Shawnee County YEC 2019
KC Bizfest
Ellis County YEC
Chautauqua County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

KEC State Championship

April 30, 2019
Manhattan, KS

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