2020-2021 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series


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During the 2020-2021 academic year, E-Communities (and other Kansas communities) have the opportunity to host local-level entrepreneurship competitions and submit their event to be part of the “Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Series”. Local entrepreneurship competitions must meet certain guidelines in order to qualify as part of the Series. The YEC series gives Kansas students hands-on experience thinking entrepreneurially.

Hosting a YEC event in your community is a fantastic way to energize your local entrepreneurial ecosystem. The goal of the competition is to expose Kansas middle school and high school students to entrepreneurship. As a result of this competition, there may be an increased interest level in entrepreneurship among youth, leading students to see building their own business as a viable career path and a way to better their community.

First time hosting an event? Here's where to start:

  1. Fill out a Sanction Form (competition application). The sanction form is how a local competition would be approved to be part of the YEC Series. The sanction application is required in order to be a part of this program. If your sanction application is approved, you will have access to tremendous resources, potential funding for prizes and expenses (if you're an E-Community), as well as automatic qualification for a spot at the KEC State Championship. Every winner of the local YEC competition automatically qualifies for the State Championship.
  2. Wait to receive approval from NetWork Kansas. Once you've submitted your sanction form, NetWork Kansas will reach out to you within 10 business days to let you know if your event has been approved.
  3. Begin planning the event. Once your event has been approved, it's time to plan the event. You'll need to market the event to students, identify judges and sponsors to support it, and nail down some of the details of the competition. 
  4. Use Best practices gathered from experts across the state. One of the best parts of joining the YEC Series is the access you get to best practices from event organizers throughout the state of Kansas. 
  5. Educate Mentors and Entrepreneurs on ways to prepare for the competition. We've compiled videos, articles, templates, and examples of tools entrepreneurs can use to be successful at a YEC competition. Not only that, but there are tons of great ways Mentors can incorporate the articles and videos into class time to make sure the entrepreneurs are prepared. 
  6. Don't be afraid to ask for help. NetWork Kansas wants to make sure that your events are successful! If you have any questions or need help with anything, don't hesitate to reach out to your NetWork Kansas E-Community Regional Manager or Amara Kniep, Product Manager of E-Community Programs, at akniep@networkkansas.com.

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2020-2021 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series Competition

Organizer: McPherson Chamber of Commerce-Debbie Hawkinson Starts: 12/15/20
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Marion County 2020-2021 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series Competition

Organizer: Anthony Roy
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Cowley County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series Competition

Organizer: Kerri Falletti Arkansas City, KS Starts: 3/24/21
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Republic County - Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC)

Organizer: Luke Mahin Belleville, KS Starts: 3/2/21
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2020-2021 Reno County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series Competition

Organizer: David Dukart Hutchinson, Kansas Starts: 11/23/20
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Great Bend YEC Event

Organizer: Sara Hayden and Megan Barfield Great Bend, KS Starts: 3/4/21
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WCHS 2020-2021 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series Competition

Organizer: Nikki Bjurstrom Leoti, KS Starts: 12/7/20
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2020-2021 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series Competition

Organizer: Christy Hopkins Tribune, KS Starts: 3/4/21
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2020-2021 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series Competition

Organizer: Brandi Jones Colby, KS Starts: 3/10/21
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2021 Labette County YEC

Organizer: Julie Smith Altamont, KS Starts: 3/19/21
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2020 Norton County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC)

Organizer: Mike Posson Norton, KS Starts: 12/9/20
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2020-2021 Clay County (YEC) Series Competition

Organizer: Christie Hartner Clay Center, KS Starts: 3/4/21
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2020-2021 Logan County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series Competition

Organizer: Kimberly Munk Oakley, KS Starts: 3/2/21
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Ellis County 2020-2021 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series Competition

Organizer: Ernee Sly Hays, KS Starts: 12/4/20
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2020-2021 Goodland Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC)

Organizer: Jessica Bonner Goodland, KS Starts: 11/18/20
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Cherokee County Youth Entrepreneur Fair

Organizer: Janet Miller Columbus, KS Starts: 3/4/21
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2020-2021 Salina Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC)

Organizer: Eric Brown Salina, Kansas Starts: 3/10/21
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2020-2021 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series Competition

Organizer: Michelle Hanes Elkhart, KS Starts: 4/21/21
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KCK 2nd Annual Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC)

Organizer: Sheyvette Dinkens Starts: 3/4/21
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2020-2021 Edwards County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series Competition

Organizer: Linette Miller Kinsley, KS Starts: 12/15/20
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Sterling 2020-2021 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series Competition

Organizer: Brian Richter Sterling, KS Starts: 2/25/21
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Smith Center Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 2020-2021

Organizer: Hope Padilla Smith Center, KS Starts: 3/9/21
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Greater Morris County 2020-2021 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series Competition

Organizer: Greater Morris County Development Corporation White City, KS Starts: 3/10/21
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2020-2021 Ford County (YEC) Series Competition

Organizer: Mollea Wainscott Starts: 12/8/20
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Phillips County 2020-2021 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC)

Organizer: Caleb Breon Phillipsburg, KS Starts: 3/3/21
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Leavenworth County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

Organizer: Jan Horvath Starts: 3/5/21
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2021 Mitchell County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

Organizer: Heather Hartman Beloit, KS Starts: 3/9/21
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2020-2021 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) - Lyons High School

Organizer: Zack Vogel Lyons, KS Starts: 12/14/20
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Pawnee County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) 2021

Organizer: Alexandra Filbert Larned, Kansas Starts: 3/10/21
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Morton Co. YEC Challenge

Organizer: Vienna Lee Elkhart, KS Starts: 2/10/21
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2020-2021 Urban Wichita Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series Competition

Organizer: Camp Destination Innovation Wichita, KS
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2020-2021 Cheylin Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

Organizer: Teryn Carmichael Bird City, KS Starts: 3/11/21
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2020-2021 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series Competition

Organizer: Eli Svaty Starts: 3/3/21
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Lincoln County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

Organizer: Kelly Gourley Sylvan Grove, KS Starts: 3/2/21
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2021 Riley County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series Competition

Organizer: John Jobe Manhattan, KS Starts: 3/10/21
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2020-2021 Scott City Youth Entrepreneurship Local Competition

Organizer: Katie Eisenhour Scott City, KS Starts: 12/17/20
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Kiowa County JAG-K YEC

Organizer: Marcus Mitchell Greensburg, KS Starts: 2/24/21
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2020-2021 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series Competition

Organizer: Jenny Popp Atwood, KS Starts: 3/2/21
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Thomas County 2020-2021 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series Competition

Organizer: Brandi Jones Colby, Kansas Starts: 12/16/20
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Bourbon County 2020-2021 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series Competition

Organizer: Lindsay Madison Fort Scott, KS Starts: 3/10/21
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