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 ]

Longtime VACE Client Announces Expansion Plans

A Lexington-based biotech company and spinout of the University of Kentucky is growing its operations to meet demands of mosquito-borne disease and pest control in the United States. Mayor Jim Gray and UK President Eli Capilouto today joined MosquitoMate officials and local leaders to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s newly expanded facilities in Lexington. [ read more ]

UK Bootcamp Team Headed to Accelerator Program in Boston

Stillage Solutions will attend the CleanTech Open later this year as a top 25 semifinalist. The team was selected from a pool of over 120 candidates from 10 of the 13 CleanTech Open-Midwest states, including Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Kentucky. [ read more ]

Upcoming Events

Jul 15

Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs Demo Day

The Governor's School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) would like to invite you to Demo Day - a free public pitch event. After our three week accelerator-styled program, our Entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas to a live audience and panel of judges. The top 5 teams will have the opportunity to earn cash prizes. Please join us for a day of competition and celebration!

Jul 19

SPARK GSE Pitch Competition

Copper Roux, 11:30a.

Jul 21

SBIR Road Tour in Kentucky

KSTC will host the "Federal SBIR Road Tour" on July 21, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. This multi-state tour aims to fuel technology growth and development in the nation. This is an opportunity to learn about the Federal SBIR Program from Federal program officers in charge of administering the programs.