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Douglas County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

2023-2024 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Series

Lawrence, KS

Business application deadline
February 15, 2024
Judge sign-up deadline
January 26, 2024
Entry fee
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The competition will take place in person at the Peaslee Technical Center. Middle/junior high, and high school age students that reside in Douglas County are eligible to apply. Students should submit a business plan as part of their application which will be utilized by judges in preparation for the competition. 

Schedule and key dates

Applications are due February 2nd.  
On February 16th, the schedule will be as follows:
8:00 am-8:30 am
8:30 - Instructions to students
9:00 - Trade show opens, elevator pitch and formal presentations begin.
11:30-12:00 - Announcement of winners

 o   First Place - $1,250
o   Second Place - $1,000
o   Third Place - $500
o   People‚Äôs Choice - $250
o   First Place Teacher - $250

Organized by

Jill Jolicoeur

Date and time

Address and location

2920 Haskell Avenue
Peaslee Technical Center
Lawrence, KS 66046


Executive Summary

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Elevator Pitch

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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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