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Rooks County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

2022-2023 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Series

Palco, KS

Business application deadline
February 28, 2023
Judge sign-up deadline
March 3, 2023
Entry Fee
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The Rooks County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) will be held at Palco High School on March 8, 2023 beginning at 9 a.m.  All students in grades 7-12 are eligible to participate.  The competition involves creating a business plan, making a formal presentation, and creating a trade show display.  At least $1,500 in prize money will be given out, with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, Growing KS Agriculture, Ready to Go, Marketing Award, and possibly others.

Schedule and key dates

Enter your business name online by January 20, 2023
Submit Executive Summary online by February 28, 2023
Competition Day, March 8th, 2023 
8:30 - 9:00   Judges Setup/Tradeshow Setup
9:15 - 11:00    Judging of Tradeshows
9:15 - 12:00  Judging of 4-minute presentations
12:00 - 12:30  Judges Compile Scores
12:30 - 1:00     Award Presentation
1:00 - 1:30     Tear Down & Clean Up
*All times subject to change, depending on participation.

Organized by

Roger Hrabe

Date and time

Address and location

502 Ash Street
Palco, KS 67657


Executive Summary

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Formal Presentation

The Formal Presentation is a four-to-six-minute presentation where each business...

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The Tradeshow is an event where businesses will have the opportunity to pitch th...

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