KEC Competition Information

kec** Thousands in Cash Prizes to Student Entrepreneurs! **

The Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge (KEC) is sponsored by the Kansas Masonic Foundation and Kansas Masons in partnership with Kansas State University and the Network Kansas Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series to promote entrepreneurship and small business development in Kansas. The competition is for student created, managed, and owned ventures.

KEC Prep Course

Students participating in the Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge are strongly encouraged to complete the exercises in the KEC Prep Course in preparation for the event. Each student selected to compete at the Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge who has successfully completed the exercises will receive a Certificate of Completion and an additional $50 in prize money. Exercises are due March, 31, 2023.

KEC Competitor Guide

Congratulations to the high school Wildcard selections
(in alphabetical order):
By Riley Jewelry Company
CW Leather Work
Donley Business Ventures
Extrent Woodworks
iTable Menu
J Spray
Limestone Egg Co.
Littles Learning Center
Midwest Marketing
NetWork Athletic Training
ROC'IN Limitless Design
Rustic Faith Co.
Schmovios To Go
The Chopping Block
The Laurel
Warm & Fuzzy LLC
Willow Branch Boutique


Congratulations to the community college and technical college finalists (in alphabetical order):
161 Candy
ABX Logistics
Caffeinated Botanist
New Rose Clothing Boutique
The Hangout

Thank you to the event sponsors: