Grow the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Just imagine, the air crackles with excitement as students set up in the gymnasium. Teenagers nervously hold notecards, rehearsing and reviewing key points as judges huddle together, deliberating about the previous participant’s business idea. Down the hall, another student paces, waiting their turn for the elevator pitch. Weeks of preparation have brought the students and community members together for your annual local Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. Every student has identified a business need in your community, something that energizes them, and paints a vision of a possible future in rural Kansas. Through the E-Community Partnership, your leadership team is offering students cash prizes to implement their idea or further their education, enabling these young people to take action on a positive goal. A local Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge event may be just the key to planting the seeds to grow the next generation of entrepreneurs in your community.

If you haven’t started planning for your local 2016-2017 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge event yet, there’s still time! Like many of the programs and initiatives that NetWork Kansas supports, we encourage you to be entrepreneurial, but rest assured we have a set of best practices to help you get your event off the ground!

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