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Linn County 2023-24 YEC

2023-2024 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Series

Business application deadline
February 6, 2024
Judge sign-up deadline
February 6, 2024
Entry fee
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Linn County YEC brings students together for the purpose of a hands-on entrepreneurship experience. This competition involves students preparing a written business plan or executive summary, a “tradeshow booth” (similar to a science fair tabletop display), and a pitch or presentation. Students compete against one another in teams of up to 4 or individually. Students’ work is judged by local entrepreneurs, resource partners, mentors, or other adults.

Schedule and key dates

Executive Summaries are due 2/23/2024
On 3/5/24, set up will begin at 8:30, competition judging will start at 9:00
Lunch will be provided at noon
Trade Show will open to the public, including school groups that want to walk through, at 1:00

Organized by

Jessica Hightower

Date and time

Address and location


Executive Summary

The Executive Summary is a written business summary, in PDF format, including de...

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

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