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UK Entrepreneurs Bootcamp Kickoff Happening Thursday, Still Time to Apply

Bootcamp is open to all faculty, students, staff and community leaders that wish to launch their own startup company. Individuals may apply with their own business idea or apply to be part of a startup team of two to five people. The program, comprised of 14 sessions, will culminate in a 10-minute pitch in front of business leaders and investors. [ read more ]

US Dept. of Commerce renews grant funding for Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship

The Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship (VACE) in UK's Gatton College of Business and Economics has had significant grant funding renewed through the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) University Center Economic Development Program. [ read more ]

Podcast - Synaptek: Concussion Data Management Software

Odds are, you or someone you know has had a sports related concussion. Did you know the majority of concussions are not reported and the ones that are were likely not electronically documented for future reference? It's a huge issue in the medical space and the consequences of poor data management around concussions could lead to devastating brain trauma for athletes. Kate Van Pelt, Doug Van Pelt, and James McCullum are working hard to improve the space and they explain it all on this podcast. Take a listen to hear their story and where plan on taking Synaptek in the future! [ read more ]

UK Teams Perform Well at 'KY Pitch' Entrepreneurial Competition

The KY Pitch Business Plan/Model Competition is designed to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship through engaging students from Kentucky’s postsecondary colleges and universities and providing an opportunity for them to develop and pursue their business ideas. The competition rewards business models and plans that are judged by an independent panel as most innovative, complete, and most likely to result in successful ventures that would create new jobs for Kentuckians. [ read more ]

Global Health Case Competition Winning Team to Compete at Emory

Five students from the University of Kentucky placed in the UK Global Health Case Competition (GHCC), which rallied both undergraduate and graduate students from various colleges to collaborate on revolutionary research. Together, they worked toward a common goal — solving a global health concern. This year, competitors were tasked with tackling refugee health. [ read more ]

High-Tech Kentucky Businesses Awarded $2.18 Million in SBIR/STTR Match Funding

Ten high-tech Kentucky companies will receive $2.18 million in state matching funds to promote growth and job creation in high-paying research and technological fields, from disease research to water treatment. The Kentucky grants match in part the recently announced $5.1 million in federal grants the businesses will collectively receive. [ read more ]

Upcoming Events

Nov 11-15

Techstars Startup Week: Louisville

A weeklong, free event focused on learning from peers and celebrating entrepreneurship, Louisville's first Techstars Startup Week is designed to expose you to content, professionals, and opportunities in a target-rich environment.

Nov 15

Founder Hunt

Founder Hunt is a startup pitch event, but in reverse. We'll pitch the technologies to a room of entrepreneurs looking for their next big opportunity. Our goal is to connect research-backed technologies with startup founders who want to build a company around them.

Nov 18-24

Global Entrepreneurship Week Lexington

Global Entrepreneurship Week Lexington (GEWLEX) is a week-long series of events that focuses on entrepreneurs, innovators, and startups in Lexington, KY. Whether you are new to entrepreneurship or looking to innovate in your current job, these events and speakers can help you do that.

Nov 19

SPARK Who Got the Money

Join SPARK for the 2019 Who Got The Money, our annual celebration for entrepreneurship in Central Kentucky. We will recognize the 2019 eAchievers, celebrate milestones successes of Lexington startups, and present the 2019 Harvey Award to a pioneer of entrepreneurship in Lexington.

Nov 19

Tips to Strengthen Your Online Presence

Learn tips to optimize your online presence in this FREE workshop! Marketing experts from RevLocal will give you - Tips to Strengthen Your Online Presence Learn tips and tricks to get the edge on your competition! Don't let consumers turn to a competitor. This digital marketing workshop will teach you how to optimize your presence and exposure online.

Nov 19

Network and Resource Talk SBDC

Join Becky Marefat Communications Coordinator with Bluegrass Small Business Development Center and Michael Ashcraft from the Small Business Administration, Kentucky District Office as they discus free small business resources and SBA loan programs available.

Nov 20

Top 10 Labor and Employment Mistakes to Avoid

Tyler Korus, labor and employment attorney with Robert Roark, PLLC will review the top 10 labor and employment mistakes small businesses make and what to do about them. This event is part of Lexington's 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Week.