Fall 2021 Launchpad Lex Speaker Series for Entrepreneurs September thru November 2021 (Lexington, KY) - The University of Kentucky’s Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship (VACE) is co-sponsoring the Launchpad Lex Speaker Series, an opportunity for Lexington area entrepreneurs, small businesses, and founders to come together to be inspired by building community and sharing stories. Moderated by Ei District, the three-part series will be offered on September 22, October 13, and November 13.
New Partnership with The University of Kentucky Salesforce Club

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 24, 2021) — A partnership among the City of Lexington, the University of Kentucky, Commerce Lexington and Coastal Cloud announced the creation of a new UK Salesforce Consultancy Incubator Program yesterday.

2021 Winning Startups Announced! 2nd Annual Wildy Possible Contest

Lexington, KY (July 23, 2021) - The Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship hosted the 2nd Annual"Wildly Possible" Virtual Startup Contest on July 23, 2021, in which only the Top 5 finalists were selected out numerous applicants across the state of Kentucky. These top finalists were teams ZKaka, Rave on Sports, My Vocal Health, Fresh Eyes Solutions, and ReBegin.

Von Allmen Center Entrepreneurs: The Road to Success!

Acumen Media, a Black-Founded Corporation, was created in hopes to go hand in hand with an athlete’s name, image, and likeness (NIL) in a manner that is profitable for everyone. Formerly, athletes had no choice but to surrender their rights to profit, subsequently signing their scholarship contracts. However, The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) July 1, 2021, embraced a varying policy with NIL. This policy legally grants athletes their deserved

Entrepreneurs Bootcamp Alum Wins PNC Wildcat Pitch Competition

Congratulations to Entrepreneurs Bootcamp alum, and 1st place winner in the graduate division of the PNC Wildcat Pitch Competition, Soroosh Torabi. 

Grads and Winning Teams! Entrepreneurs Bootcamp Spring 2021

Congrats Graduates & Winners of the Entrepreneurs Bootcamp Spring 2021 Program

VACE Winners Announced! 4th Annual CCTS "60-second Poster Pitch" Competition

The Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship hosted the 4th Annual "60-second Poster Pitch" Competition in collaboration with the CCTS Spring Research Conference on April 8th, 2021. Congratulations to the winners!






Bootcamp 2.0 Team Successful Kickstarter!

VACE Entrepreneurs Bootcamp Team, Badland Wolves, Exceeds Kickstarter Goal

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 1, 2021) — The Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship (VACE) is pleased to announce that a one-person team in their Entrepreneurs Bootcamp 2.0 program has successfully raised over $10,000 in seed funding through their Kickstarter campaign.

A New Community is on Campus – the University of Kentucky’s Salesforce Club

Lexington — August 4, 2020 — VACE is announcing, the creation of a brand-new type of club at UK.  The University of Kentucky’s Salesforce Club (UKY SFC) hosted by the Gatton College of Business & Economics in the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship.

"Wildly Possible" Virtual Contest Winners Announced!

July 27, 2020: “Wildy Possible” Virtual Startup Contest Winners Announced! The Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship hosted the "Wildly Possible" Virtual Startup Contest on July 20, 2020, in which only the Top 5 finalists were selected out of over 150 applicants.


WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $300,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, to boost their capacity to support regional economic development strategies in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Contact: EDA Public Affairs Department, (202) 482-4085 | July 8, 2020