MANHATTAN – The Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge, a statewide student entrepreneurship competition featuring high school and collegiate teams from across Kansas, will be held on Tuesday, April 30, at Kansas State University. The competition will get underway at 9 a.m. in the Kansas State University College of Business Building.
This year’s competition features 55 high school teams representing communities around the state, including Hoisington High School and Sterling High School.
In addition to the competition, an Entrepreneurship Tradeshow will be available from noon to 1 p.m. in the Business Building atrium. At 4 p.m., a keynote speech from Bronte Bailey, a business and technology educator at Baldwin High School, will be given. It will be followed by an awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m.
The contest is presented by the Kansas Masonic Foundation on behalf of all Kansas Masons, and hosted by Kansas State University with the support of Network Kansas. It offers $75,000 in prize money to student entrepreneurs who will pitch their businesses to a panel of judges consisting of entrepreneurs, bankers and investment experts in a “Shark Tank”-like environment.