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Elk County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC)

2023-2024 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Series

Longton, KS

Business application deadline
January 31, 2024
Judge sign-up deadline
February 26, 2024
Entry fee
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Join us for the 2024 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge! Any student 9th grade thru 12th grade is welcome to participate. Each participant is required to submit an Executive Summary (template provided), give a Formal Presentation, and setup a Trade Show Exhibit.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out! Stay tuned for more specific details!


Schedule and key dates

Executive Summary must be submitted by for judging.  Formal Presentations will be given beginning at 9:00 am on Wednesday, Feb. 28th. Students/teams can set up their display for the Trade Show beginning at 8:30 am.

Students should arrive at or before 8:30 am.  

The first-place winner earns an automatic entry into the state competition. Anyone is also invited to submit for a wildcard slot at state as well. Here are those ongoing deadlines:

March 19, 2024: Wildcard Entries for KEC State Championship Due 
March 19, 2024: Deadline for YEC Winners to enter to attend KEC State Championship
March 26, 2024: Wildcard Winners Announced
April 16, 2024: KEC State Championship (Manhattan) 

Organized by

Shari Kaminska

Date and time

Address and location

Elk Valley Schools
701 S. Delaware
Longton, KS 67352


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 2-hour event where businesses will have the opportunity to pi...

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