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Boldly Going Where No Plant Has Gone Before

Chase Kempinski, and Joe Chappell are part of a project seeking to determine the potential medicinal benefits of sending plants to space. [ read more ]

Announcing Winners of 2nd Annual LT Gov's Entrepreneurship Challenge

“Bluegrass VR” from Marshall County High School won the top prize at the Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC) 2nd annual competition finals, hosted Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the University of Kentucky’s Gatton School of Business. Advised by Lisa Devillez, Bluegrass VR team members Claire Harmon and Daniel Sills each won $25,000 in scholarship funds to be used at any in state post-secondary school or program. [ read more ]

'Bear in Mind' Does Well as Gatton Hosts Idea State U Competitions

Bear in Mind, an entrepreneurial team featuring UK College of Engineering undergraduate Austin Horvat and Gatton undergraduate Ben Beausir, captured fourth place in the Business Plan track, earning $7,500 for their startup. In all, six teams of UK undergraduates and graduate students took part in Idea State U. Three of these teams have formed companies, with the other three looking to form startups. [ read more ]

Von Allmen Center Recruiting for Fall 2018 Entrepreneurs Bootcamp

The Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship (VACE), part of the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics, is preparing for the next edition of its popular Entreprenuers Bootcamp. An information and recruitment session for fall 2018 will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 23, in Woodward Hall, Room 307 in the Gatton College building. The event is free and open to the public. Pizza will be provided. [ read more ]

UK Center Issues Report Showing Education Important to Kentucky's Economic Future

Identifying education as the most important factor affecting Kentucky’s economic future, the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) — the applied economic research branch of the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky — released its 46th Kentucky Annual Economic Report today. [ read more ]

UK Students Continue to Demonstrate Their Entrepreneurial Spirit

Recently, two teams of UK students, Team Fluxomics, from the Markey Cancer Center and the College of Medicine, and Team Sustainable Products, from the College of Engineering, represented the university at the Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge held at the University of Louisville. These teams are a part of the Bootcamp program in UK’s Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship (VACE), housed within the Gatton College of Business and Economics. [ read more ]

2nd Place at 2018 Cardinal Challenge

The Sustainable Products team won 2nd place in the 2018 Louisville Cardinal Challenge. The University of Kentucky was well represented at the 2018 Cardinal Challenge, sending two teams: Team Fluxomics (represented by Markey Cancer Center and the College of Medicine) the and Team Sustainable Products (represented by the College of Engineering) competed on Feb. 16, 2018. Team Sustainable Products won 2nd place and $1,000 in the Fast Pitch competition of the event.

VACE Client in the National News

A company called MosquitoMate, formed to commercialize research done at the University of Kentucky, breeds mosquitoes to help fight a bacteria carrying mosquitoes in the Miami area. [ read more ]

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Aug 1

PTTA Reverse Trade Show

Meet, greet and connect with governmental purchasing professionals from various governmental agencies including state agencies, municipalities, counties, public utilities, airport and transportation authorities, elementary and secondary educational entities, colleges, universities and more!

Aug 14

Team Lead Orientation for Fall Entrepreneurs Bootcamp

Aug 30

Entrepreneurs Bootcamp Kickoff in the Gatton Kincaid Auditorium