Individuals (or teams) are eligible if they are public, private or home-schooled students in the state of Wisconsin, and if their business idea uses technology in some way. For example, a web-based business idea would be eligible.
All entries must be submitted in one of four categories: 9th grade and under, 10th grade, 11th grade or 12th grade. The category is determined by the current grade level of the contestant. For team entries, use the grade level of the oldest member of the team.
Students may enter multiple ideas, as long as each idea is separate and distinct. Contestants need to create a new account for each entry. Each account will require a different email address. If you do not have more than one email address and would like to submit multiple entries, please contact the contest administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No, your business idea does not have to be a real business, but participating in Wisconsin YES! will help you learn important aspects of creating a business if you wanted to make that idea a reality.
Yes, business ideas can be submitted from classes or extra-curricular clubs and organizations, as long as the ideas are original and originated from the person applying to participate in the contest.