UK Student Entrepreneurs Working Hard and Succeeding

University of Kentucky student entrepreneurs, fresh off of several recent successes, are working hard to build upon that momentum as they prepare for more competitions against students from other schools across Kentucky. [ read more ]

Interiors and Finance and Accounting Student Team Wins UK Venture Challenge

Interiors graduate student Marissa Wilson and finance and accounting December graduate Omer Tariq won the University of Kentucky Venture Challenge with their idea for i-Remember, a website and app to help connect, communicate and form personal relationships with people who have memory problems. They will share $1,500 in scholarship prize money and will represent UK at the state competition in April. [ read more ]

UK Venture Studio to Host 'Hands-on' Prototyping Workshop Feb. 13

The Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship, part of the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics, will host a hands-on prototyping workshop at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in the UK Venture Studio, located in room 124 of the Gatton College building. The event will feature three guest speakers: Todd Hastings from the UK College of Engineering, Doug Clarke from Kre8Now Makerspace in Lexington, and Marissa Wilson from the UK College of Design. [ read more ]

2017 UK Venture Challenge is Open!

Registration is open for this year’s University of Kentucky Venture Challenge, the university-wide competition for student entrepreneurs. The challenge will take place Saturday, Feb. 18, at the William T. Young Library's UK Athletics Auditorium. [ read more ]

Entrepreneurs Celebrated at 2016 UK Venture Studio Bootcamp Graduation

The University of Kentucky’s Venture Studio Entrepreneurs Bootcamp program recently graduated 42 participants from various colleges across campus and the Lexington community. [ read more ]

Upcoming Events

May 10

Bench-2-Business: Global Best Practices in Technology Transfer

Our guest speaker is Paul Stewart of PASCO Ventures, LLC. Paul will talk about Bench-2-Business models and how to develop strategies to implement licensing. This event will be very educational and insight for those who seek to learn more about taking early stage ideas and/or lab-related studies into the marketplace.

May 15

National SBIR Conference

Washington, DC

May 25

2017 SPARK Soiree & Bluegrass Showcase

Join us for a unique networking experience showcasing regional startups and researchers from the University of Kentucky. See the area’s newest up-and-coming startups, and learn more about cutting edge research being conducted at the University of Kentucky.