Grow Hays invites the public to the 1st annual Ellis County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) today at BriefSpace, 219 W. 10th in Hays.
Ellis County High Schoolers were invited to enter the Network Kansas YEC event earlier this year. There are 24 entries from Hays High and TMP-Marion competing for $2,400 in prize money.
First place receives $900 and will go on to compete at the Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge (KEC) State Championship.
Additionally, Midwest Energy, Nex-Tech and Sunflower Electric are awarding $200 prizes for Best Trade Show, Ready to Launch and People’s Choice. Judging started this morning and winners will be announced at 1:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend the event.
During the 2018-2019 academic year, there have been more than 40 YEC events throughout Kansas. The winner of each event is invited to participate in the KEC State Championship, April 30 in Manhattan Kansas. The YEC series gives Kansas students hands-on experience thinking entrepreneurially.
If you have questions, you can reach Grow Hays at 785-628-3102 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.