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VACE Announces Award Winners, Launches Bootcamp 2.0

Earlier this month, 28 teams graduated from the Fall 2019 Entrepreneur’s Bootcamp. The bootcamp is a 14-week long intensive program where teams work through early business and revenue models, customer validation and refining pitches. [ read more ]

UK Entrepreneurs Bootcamp Kickoff Happening Thursday, Still Time to Apply

Bootcamp is open to all faculty, students, staff and community leaders that wish to launch their own startup company. Individuals may apply with their own business idea or apply to be part of a startup team of two to five people. The program, comprised of 14 sessions, will culminate in a 10-minute pitch in front of business leaders and investors. [ read more ]

US Dept. of Commerce renews grant funding for Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship

The Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship (VACE) in UK's Gatton College of Business and Economics has had significant grant funding renewed through the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) University Center Economic Development Program. [ read more ]

Podcast - Synaptek: Concussion Data Management Software

Odds are, you or someone you know has had a sports related concussion. Did you know the majority of concussions are not reported and the ones that are were likely not electronically documented for future reference? It's a huge issue in the medical space and the consequences of poor data management around concussions could lead to devastating brain trauma for athletes. Kate Van Pelt, Doug Van Pelt, and James McCullum are working hard to improve the space and they explain it all on this podcast. Take a listen to hear their story and where plan on taking Synaptek in the future! [ read more ]

UK Teams Perform Well at 'KY Pitch' Entrepreneurial Competition

The KY Pitch Business Plan/Model Competition is designed to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship through engaging students from Kentucky’s postsecondary colleges and universities and providing an opportunity for them to develop and pursue their business ideas. The competition rewards business models and plans that are judged by an independent panel as most innovative, complete, and most likely to result in successful ventures that would create new jobs for Kentuckians. [ read more ]

Global Health Case Competition Winning Team to Compete at Emory

Five students from the University of Kentucky placed in the UK Global Health Case Competition (GHCC), which rallied both undergraduate and graduate students from various colleges to collaborate on revolutionary research. Together, they worked toward a common goal — solving a global health concern. This year, competitors were tasked with tackling refugee health. [ read more ]

High-Tech Kentucky Businesses Awarded $2.18 Million in SBIR/STTR Match Funding

Ten high-tech Kentucky companies will receive $2.18 million in state matching funds to promote growth and job creation in high-paying research and technological fields, from disease research to water treatment. The Kentucky grants match in part the recently announced $5.1 million in federal grants the businesses will collectively receive. [ read more ]

Upcoming Events

Apr 02

Trading in Stock Options - the Do’s and Don’ts of Option Trading

Don Fishback, a professional options trader with over 35 years of experience, will be speaking on all the rules you need to know on how stock options work, and option trading strategies. He will also share his entrepreneurial journey and how he evolved as an entrepreneur.

Apr 09

Entrepreneurs Bootcamp - Info Session

Come join The Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship on April 9th (Thursday) to learn how you can be involved in the Entrepreneurs Bootcamp 1.0, Fall 2020 cohort!

Apr 24

Business Innovation Conference

The Business Innovation Summit is a time for the bright minds of the campus to learn valuable life lessons from industry leaders.

Apr 25

Wildcat Pitch Competition

This full day competition will allow student teams to pitch a business plan in their division, undergraduate or graduate, to compete for a spot in the final round. Perform your best pitch for a panel of prestigious judges for a chance to win seed money. $30,000 is up for grabs.