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2023-2024 Rooks County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

2023-2024 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Series

Plainville, KS

Business application deadline
January 22, 2024
Judge sign-up deadline
January 26, 2024
Entry fee
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The Rooks County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) is a fun, exciting and competitive event, open to all Rooks County students grades 7-12 to showcase their inner entrepreneur and million dollar idea.  Individuals or small teams have to create an imaginary but possible business that could, if started, make a profit.   Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 finishers and for various other categories.  At total of at least $1,500 in cash prizes will be awarded.  

The competition will be held at Plainville High School on February 29, 2024 beginning at 9 a.m.  Students should arrive at 8:30 a.m. to set up for the Tradeshow Displays. 

Schedule and key dates

Businesses must register for the competition on the website by 5 p.m. on January 19, 2024.  Executive Summaries are due online no later than February 12, 2024.

Organized by

Roger Hrabe

Date and time

Address and location

202 SE Cardinal Avenue
Plainville, KS 67663


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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