Lt. Gov. Hampton Kicks Off 2018 Entrepreneurship Challenge

Entrepreneurial high school students across the Commonwealth will participate in a pitch competition during this academic year, and UK is again serving as one of the host sites. [ read more ]

UKAccel Program Has First Graduating Class, Demo Day

The University of Kentucky Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship (VACE) and UK's Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) held the first Demo Day at the Gatton College of Business and Economics with graduates from the UKAccel Program. The UKAccel program, which is managed by OTC and VACE, offers a professional development and experiential learning opportunity to UK researchers interested in turning their intellectual property into a potential startup. [ read more ]

Pre-Screening Project Application Form - Fall 2017 Entrepreneurs Bootcamp

The Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship is collecting projects for the Fall 2017 Entrepreneurs Bootcamp. Due to capacity constraints, all projects will be vetted for acceptance into the program by the Von Allmen Center staff team. Project ideas can come from undergrads, grads, post docs, faculty, staff, and community entrepreneurs. Note that Bootcamp is a full semester beginning in the Fall ( tentatively September 7, 2017), and is NOT for academic credit. [ read more ]

VACE collaborator achieves national ranking for co-working spaces

From amazing amenities that make (or for that matter, break) your favorite coworking space, to unique design and brand values, linked are AllWork’s top 10 picks for the best all-around coworking spaces in the United States. [ read more ]

VACE Client Hippo Software Manager Discusses Its Entrepreneurial Journey in Lane Report

Two years into creating a 2012 startup to develop management software for veterinarians, Sam Razor and Bart Conrad realized that the money was about to run out. Convinced that creating and delivering cloud-based veterinary practice-management software services held strong potential, Razor and Conrad in late 2014 began looking for investors for Hippo Manager Inc. [ read more ]

Upcoming Events

Sept 14

SPARK: Bluegrass Angels Case Studies Luncheon

Come hear from leaders of Lexington’s Bluegrass Angels investor group and leaders of BGA portfolio companies. Investors and entrepreneurs will share their stories in a panel format. How did they engage BGA? When did BGA invest? Why did BGA choose to invest? What was the process like? What has been BGA’s role since the investment? How has BGA impacted the KY startup ecosystem?

Oct 17

Neil Patel Presents: Growth Hacking Secrets for 2017

Neil Patel & Growth Labs Academy bring you the next laboratory in a series of growth virtual events that are being used as a secret weapon of Silicon Valley's tech elite and the fastest growing startups in the world.

Oct 17

Meet the Primes – Reverse Trade Show

The Reverse Trade Show is a highly effective business networking event that allows businesses the opportunity to meet one-on-one with purchasing professionals. It is designed as a one stop shop – allowing suppliers, contractors, and other company representatives to meet and encourage vendor partnerships.