University of Kentucky Venture Challenge
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University of Kentucky Venture Challenge gives all UK students an opportunity to show off their entrepreneurial spirit and pitch innovative ideas. They gain valuable experience, contacts, and mentors in the local entrepreneurial community as they go through UK’s annual Venture Challenge competition.


UK Venture Challenge will be Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at the William T. Young Library auditorium. The public is invited to attend and see the students pitch their ideas to a panel of entrepreneurs from the Lexington community who evaluate their presentations as potential investors would.


The three winning teams share $3,000 in scholarship prizes, and will represent UK at the state competition, Idea State U, sponsored by the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.


The public is invited to vote for their favorite for their favorite student venture. The popular vote winning team will receive $50.


 Special thanks to our sponsors:

Bluegrass Business Development Partnership, an economic development partnership between the University of Kentucky, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government and Commerce Lexington;

Gatton College of Business and Economics;

College of Communication and Information.


UK Venture Challenge is organized by iNET, the Innovation Network for Entrepreneurial Thinking, in the College of Communication and Information, with the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship and the Lexington Office of the Kentucky Innovation Network in the Gatton College of Business and Economics.



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