‘Studious Sixteen’ advance to second phase in ‘Wisconsin YES!’ youth biz plan contest

‘Studious Sixteen’ advance to second phase in ‘Wisconsin YES!’ youth biz plan contest

A statewide panel of judges have selected 16 entries to advance to Phase 2 of Wisconsin YES!, a youth business plan contest for students in middle school and high school.

Students from across the state submitted their science- and tech-based 250-word business summaries through the contest website – WisconsinYES.com – in April to compete in Phase 1.

Past winners have hailed from New Berlin, Minocqua, Weston, New Glarus, Brookfield, Oshkosh, Racine and La Crosse.

Professionals committed to the development of young business leaders in Wisconsin served as judges, scoring the entries and providing constructive feedback to the students.

Phase 2 will require students to develop their business plan in more detail in a 1,000-word executive summary. Winners will be announced in early June and will be eligible for prizes. The grand prize winner will have the opportunity to present their product at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference, June 1-2 in Milwaukee. For more information on the conference, visit witrepsconference.com.

The Wisconsin YES! contest is produced by the Wisconsin Technology Council. Major support is provided by WEA Trust, and the UW-Madison Office of Business Engagement.

See full article with list of entries advancing to the next round.