17 entries advance to second phase in 'Wisconsin YES!' youth biz plan contest
April 16, 2013
A statewide panel of judges have selected 17 entries to advance to Phase 2 of Wisconsin YES!, a youth business plan contest for students in middle school and high school. Students submitted their science- and tech-based 250-word business summaries through the contest website last month to compete in Phase 1 of the contest. Professionals from across the state served as judges, scoring the entries and providing constructive feedback to the students.
Marathon County student wins Wisconsin YES! student business plan contest
June 16, 2012
Tyler Ebert, a June graduate of D.C. Everest High School in Schofield and a resident of Weston, is the grand prize winner in Wisconsin YES!, a youth business plan contest for students in middle school and high school.
17 students advance to second phase of ‘Wisconsin YES!’ business plan contest
February 16, 2012
A statewide panel of judges have selected 17 students to move to Phase 2 of Wisconsin YES!, a youth business plan contest for students in middle school and high school.
Inside WI: Youth business plan contest offers introduction to STEM careers
Nov 29, 2011
One study after another has lamented the fact that America is producing fewer scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians than our competitors in Europe and Asia. As the baby boom generation begins to retire, that’s a threat to the economy and to national security.
WisBusiness: The Show - Platteville Public Schools' Greg Quam
Nov 23, 2011
In this episode of WisBusiness.com: The Show, Tom Still discusses the upside to the volatility of the Wisconsin economy, Liz Schrum talks to Platteville Schools' Greg Quam about technology education in schools and the WisBusiness.com Stock Report discusses jobs and farms...
WisBusiness: The Show - WEA Trust President/CEO Mark Moody
Nov 11, 2011
In this episode, Tom Still talks about the Wisconsin YES! contest, which he calls a great opportunity for middle and high school students to earn entrepreneurship experience. Then, WEA Trust's Mark Moody talks about the history of his non-profit insurance organization and its involvement in the Wisconsin YES! program...
Watch Governor Scott Walker's welcome to attendees at the 2011 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference
Madison East student wins first place in Dane County youth business idea contest
July 19, 2010
Nelson Auner, who graduated in June from Madison East High School, is the Grand Prize winner in the second Dane County YES! youth business plan contest, producers announced Tuesday.
State Journal: Water purifier wins top prize in youth contest
June 17, 2009
A solar-powered water purifier, invented by Middleton High School graduate Caroline Barry, won the top prize in the Dane County YES! Youth business plan contest. Barry, who offered a working prototype of the water purifier, said the idea is to use it in developing countries where clean water is hard to come by. She won $2,000 cash for her efforts.
Middleton student’s water purifier wins top prize in Dane County youth business idea contest
June 17, 2009
Caroline Barry, who recently graduated from Middleton High School, is the Grand Prize winner in the first Dane County YES! youth business plan contest. The contest is produced by the Wisconsin Technology Council and funded by the Madison Community Foundation and other sponsors.
Twenty-eight entries advance to next round in county-wide youth business plan contest
March 11, 2009
Twenty-eight entries from nine communities have advanced to the semi-final round of Dane County YES!, a new county-wide youth business plan contest, producers announced Wednesday.
Madison Community Foundation grant helps launch youth business plan contest
November 21, 2008
Students in Dane County high schools and middle schools are eligible to compete in a business plan contest to help them learn how science and technology innovations move from idea to market.