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Douglas County is seeking applications for the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 3:16pm

Douglas County is seeking applications for the 2019/2020 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge!

The competition — open to students in grades 6 through 12 — consists of preparing a written business plan or executive summary, a tradeshow booth, an elevator pitch and final presentation. Students compete for $3,500 in prize money:

  • First place - $1,500
  • Second place - $1,000
  • Third place - $500
  • Bonus - $500 will be awarded to the business/concept with the best rural benefit.

The Douglas County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Lawrence College and Career Center, 2910 Haskell Ave. The students’ work is judged by local entrepreneurs, teachers and community leaders. This will be the third year for the Douglas County event.

The deadline to submit an application is Friday, Nov. 15.

For more information:

Media Contact

Karrey Britt, Communications Specialist