Elizabeth Hlavacka, an 8th grader at Aquinas Middle School in La Crosse, was the 2015 grand prize winner. She presented her idea, Stuff’n with Noth’n at the 2015 Entrepreneurs’ Conference June 3.

  • Learn more

    The contest helps middle- and high-school students better envision careers in science and technology, especially where those disciplines intersect with the creation and growth of businesses.

  • What students are saying about the contest

    “It was fun coming up with the idea of a product, but it was also interesting to get into the mindset of an entrepreneur… It was a great learning experience” – Sara Linderman, 2013 Grand Prize winner

  • Past winners

    As the 2012 Grand Prize winner, Tyler Ebert of D.C. Everest High School presented his winning plan at the 2012 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference in Milwaukee.


The 2018 Wisconsin YES contest is now open! All entries are due April 3, 2018 by 5 p.m.


The mission of Wisconsin YES! is to help young people learn how science and technology innovations can be developed into solid business plans. Wisconsin students, from middle school to 12th grade, are eligible to enter individually or in small teams.

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