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Cherokee County Youth Entrepreneur Fair

2023-2024 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Series

Galena, KS

Business application deadline
Judge sign-up deadline
Entry fee
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This competition is open to Cherokee County students in grades 9-12 with an existing business or business idea. This includes students from the Baxter Springs, Columbus, Galena, Riverton, & Southeast school districts as well as Cherokee County students who are homeschooled or attend a private school. Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four.
 The competition will include the following three elements which will each be given equal weight by the judges. 
·  A Written Executive Summary 
·  A 4-Minute Presentation Followed by up to 4 Minutes of Q & A with the Judges. 
·  A Tabletop Display Showcasing the Business or Concept. 

 Thanks to local sponsors we will be presenting more than $3,000 in cash prizes to our winners. 
Follow our Facebook page ( for event updates. And, contact Amy Kauffman at 620-762-0717 or with questions or for additional information.

Schedule and key dates

To compete, your executive summary must be uploaded by the end of day on February 22, 2024.

 A detailed schedule will be provided approximately one week before the event.

Organized by

Amy Kauffman

Date and time

Address and location

602 E 8th St
Galena, KS 66739


Executive Summary

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Formal Presentation

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Tabletop Display

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