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The Von Allmen Center partners with the Office of Technology Commercialization in the UKAccel Program

The University of Kentucky (UK) Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC), and the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship (VACE) are partners in the UKAccel program, which offers a professional development and experiential learning opportunity to UK researchers interested in turning their intellectual property into a potential startup. [ view video ]

UK’s Von Allmen Center, College of Nursing Work Together on HealthTech Innovations and Entrepreneurship

People representing different areas of the UK campus came together recently to showcase the positive impacts of entrepreneurship on innovation in health care. [ view video ]

Lamar Wilson to speak at Creative Mornings Lexington

Lamar is passionate about technology and the endless possibilities it can provide. After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in Finance, Lamar taught himself to develop and created 212ths, an enterprise media and software development firm. His enthusiasm for learning while at 212ths led him to develop Pheeva, a mobile bitcoin wallet; at the time the only bitcoin wallet that could be distributed on the Apple iPhone. [ read more ]

How does Lexington rank for tech startups? Maybe higher than you think.

By one account there are more entrepreneurs building billion-dollar companies in the Midwest today than in the past 50 years combined. How might this reshape the economy of places like Central Kentucky? Victor Gutwein is managing director of M25 Group, an early-stage micro venture capital fund based in Chicago. The company focuses investment in companies headquartered in the Midwest. [ read more ]

UK Venture Studio Hosts Free Game Demo Night Sept. 27

The Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship and the Lexington Office of the Kentucky Innovation Network, part of the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics, is holding Game Demo Night 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the UK Venture Studio, Room 124 of the Gatton College building. The event, open to all UK students, faculty, staff and members of the community, will feature local gaming developers and is hosted with RunJumpDev, organizer of LexPlay. [ 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 ]

Upcoming Events

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.

Oct 21-22

LexPlay Gaming Convention

LexPlay is the largest game convention in Central Kentucky. We want to make this event for modern gamers specifically, bringing together eSports, video games, tabletop games, retro gaming and installations. Want to see competitive Street Fighter played live? Ever wanted to get together a 16 person game of Johann Sebastian Joust? 30 person games of Werewolf? This is the place to do it.

Oct 25

5 Across - A Pitch Competition for Kentucky Entrepreneurs

5 Across is an informal gathering of entrepreneurs, investors and service providers from Lexington and Ashland KY. Each Five Across meeting features presentations from local entrepreneurs who pitch their idea to a panel of local judges.