Youth Entrepreneur Showcase (Y.E.S.) 2.0

High school students! Do you have an idea for a new product or service that is not currently in the marketplace? Or, if it is, do you have an idea how to make it better?

Put your idea to the test by competing in the fifth annual Youth Entrepreneur Showcase (Y.E.S.) for Arkansas 2.0 business plan competition for a chance to win cash prizes!

There is no cost to enter.

Competing in Y.E.S. 2.0 is a challenge, and you can do it! You are going to learn what it takes to put together a business plan.

This experience will come in very handy in the future – whether or not you decide to start a business. And, you will definitely have something to talk about in future job interviews and on your resume!

You can work independently or in a team with up to five more of your friends / classmates. You do have to be enrolled in an Arkansas high school (public, private, or home), and the competition is open to students in grades 9 – 12.

Teams will need sponsors – either a teacher or someone in the community who isn’t a parent or relative of any team member.

Y.E.S. 2.0 is online only through, a project of the Kauffman Foundation. The competition home page is You’ll need an iStart account.

Good luck!

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