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The Faulkner Challenge at FHSU

Hays, Kansas

Business application deadline
March 6, 2021
Judge sign-up deadline
Entry fee
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$10,000 Prizes paid to the top three business plans out of a field of 8 competitors made possible by the generous help from FHSU alumnus Kevin Faulkner. This event is hosted by Grow Hays and the RCOBE Center for Entrepreneurship at Fort Hays State University. 

Schedule and key dates

10 am - 12 Noon Central Time. 8 teams compete in private one at a time on Zoom. Each team is allotted exactly 10 minutes plus a 5-minute Q & A with the panel of judges. The public awards ceremony begins at 1 PM live streamed on Youtube. Private feedback from the judges is available from 1:15 - 2:00 PM.

Organized by

Jane Talkington

Date and time

Address and location

600 Park Street
Suite 301 McCartney Hall
Hays, Kansas 67601


Oral Presentation of Business Plan

- Presentation Style: (30%) - Business Plan Summary: (35%) - Founder(s) and Ve...

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Written Business Plan

- Opportunity/Need: (20%) - Product/ Service: (15%) - Intellectual Property: (...

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