This October, Youth Entrepreneurs Kansas student and overall YEK state business plan winner, Evan Kaufman, will rub elbows with budding business owners from around the world at the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition.


This October, Youth Entrepreneurs Kansas student and overall YEK state business plan winner, Evan Kaufman, will rub elbows with budding business owners from around the world at the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition.

Kaufman, a Newton High School student, earned the opportunity to compete at NFTE by winning the YEK Business Plan competition and receiving a $1,000 venture capital award for his landscape company known as Grassmasters, LLC.

Kaufman will spend three days and two nights in New York City, all expenses paid, and will compete against 50 other program winners (including international participants) for up to $10,000 in venture capital.

The competition takes place Oct. 22 through 24.

Kaufman’s YEK teacher is Lisa Yoder.