Start Up Central Kansas Entrepreneurship Series (Ice House)
Next Series in Pawnee County: March 20 - May 8, 2019 (Wednesdays) 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Start Up Central Kansas is an 8-week certificate program based on the Kansas Ice House Entrepreneurship Program that develops an entrepreneurial mindset and skills like critical thinking, communication, problem solving and other key assets crucial for success in business and life. The program combines classroom presentations with video interviews and case studies featuring modern day examples of entrepreneurs who have triumphed over adversity by embracing an entrepreneurial mindset. Each lesson includes discussion topics and assignments that encourage real-world application of the concepts.
The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program was created by the Kauffman Foundation as a powerful learning program designed to educate and engage participants, leading them to develop the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset. The curriculum is inspired by the life story of Pulitzer nominee, Clifton Taulbert, and taught by accredited facilitators in a lively classroom environment. Online lessons and homework complement the in-person sessions. This popular course has been taught in 15 times in 12 E-Communities and is partially underwritten by NetWork Kansas on a competitive basis. More than 175 participants have benefited from the program including accountants, startups, bankers, restaurants, microbreweries, students, chiropractors, pharmacists, consultants, manufactures and many others.
Develop an empowering entrepreneurial mindset that looks for ways to turn obstacles into opportunities.
Grow alongside like-minded entrepreneurial peers in an inspiring, interactive learning environment
Learn from success stories of multiple entrepreneurs - both in the curriculum and guest speakers from our community
A combination of classroom learning and homework assignments reinforce entrepreneurial growth
Curriculum based on the real-life experience of entrepreneur, Clifton Taulbert
Week 1: Welcome & Overview
Week 2: Introduction
Week 3: Recognize Opportunities
Week 4: Ideas in Action
Week 5: Pursuit of Knowledge and Building your Brand
Week 6: Creating Community
Week 7: The Power of Persistance
Week 8: Final Presentations
Central Kansas Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
Pawnee County Economic Development has partnered with Edwards, Hodgeman, Stafford and Ness County in the 4th Annual Central Kansas Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in 2019! All 7th - 12th Grade students and young entrepreneurs in Pawnee County are invited and encouraged to participate! Do you know of a student with a business or product idea? We want to hear those ideas at the 4th Annual Central Kansas Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge held on February 6th in Larned.
At CKYEC, students from the five area counties will be judged on their business idea, executive summary, and a 4-minute formal presentation with slides with three students winning a total of $1,750 in cash prizes!
If you know of any students interested in competing, please have them contact our office at 620-285-6916 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or your local county Economic Development before our sign up deadline on January 2019!
Additional Competition Information
4th Annual Central Kansas Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
Auditorium, Larned Community Center, 1500 Toles Ave., Larned, KS 67550
Contest Begins at 9 AM - Complimentary Lunch Served
How to Register for CKYEC:
To Sign-up go to the YEC Event Portal and click on Student, then click on Sign-up as an Entrepreneur. Deadline to Sign-up is January 18, 2019
To officially Register, Log-in to the YEC Event Portal and go to Registrations. Select the Central Kansas Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 2019. You are not officially entered until your Executive Summary has been uploaded into the portal. Deadline to Register is Tuesday, January 22nd by 5:00 pm.
Additional Information and helpful tutorials can be found under the Resources Tab/Education on Event Portal. You can access it as soon as you create a Student Profile.