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Linn County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 2022-23

2022-2023 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Series

Pleasanton, KS

Business application deadline
January 27, 2023
Judge sign-up deadline
February 21, 2023
Entry Fee
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The Linn County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge involves students from grades 7-12 preparing an executive summary, a trade show booth, and a four minute presentation. Students will compete against each other in teams or individually. Students' work is judged by local entrepreneurs, bankers, teachers, and other adults.

The YEC Series culminates in an annual statewide championship. Students compete for cash and prizes and get to network with other young entrepreneurs.

Students will learn to:
  • Use critical thinking skills to identify and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities and learn from results;
  • Establish personal goals, identify resources, and determine steps to accomplish goals;
  • Understand processes of writing executive summaries, building business plans, pitching ideas to the public, and obtaining capital;
  • Interact with local entrepreneurs and business owners, and potential clients and investors.

Schedule and key dates

  • Intent to participate must be submitted to Jessica Hightower at by January 27, 2023.
  • Executive Summaries are due to Jessica Hightower at by February 21, 2023.
  • Four minute presentations and Trade Show will be March 7, 2023. Students should arrive at the Pleasanton Community Center by 8:30 and be set up by 9:00. Event will conclude by 2:30.

Organized by

Jessica Hightower

Date and time

Address and location

819 Main Street
Pleasanton, KS 66075


Executive Summary

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Formal Presentation

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The Tradeshow is a 90-minute event where businesses will have the opportunity to...

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