Accelerating Entrepreneurship

The mission of the University of Kentucky (UK) Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship in keeping with the Gatton College of Business and Economics Strategic Plan, is to strengthen Kentucky’s economy through entrepreneurship, and business outreach in the Commonwealth. Check out the latest news, events, and video libary resources to get involved. VACE has access to over 100 mentors to help apiring entrepreneurs across Kentucky!



Launchpad Lex Speaker Series: Increasing Academic Outreach by Embracing an Entrepreneurial Mindset


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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.