Wisconsin YES! (Youth Entrepreneurs in Science) is a statewide youth business plan contest modeled after the successful Governor’s Business Plan Contest. The mission of the contest is to show young people how science and technology innovations can be developed into solid business plans.
Produced by the Wisconsin Technology Council and a growing list of partners, building a more entrepreneurial and tech-savvy workforce is a challenge not only for Wisconsin, but the United States as a whole as the nation struggles to produce a globally competitive pool of workers. This contest helps middle- and/or high-school students to better envision careers in science and technology, and especially where those disciplines intersect with the creation and growth of businesses.
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.