Douglas County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

Hosted By: Douglas County

The 2023-2024 Douglas County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge will be 8:30 a.m.-noon Friday, Feb. 16, at Peaslee Tech.

The competition is open to students in grades 6 through 12 and consists of preparing an executive summary, elevator speech, formal presentation and trade show display. Students compete for $3,000 in prize money. The students’ work is judged by local entrepreneurs, teachers and community leaders. The deadline to submit an application is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2.

This will be the sixth year for the Douglas County event. During past competitions, students have pitched businesses that offer swimming lessons, resale clothing, jewelry, baked goods and pet sitting.

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