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KY Governor's School for Entrepreneurs

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Describe the Activity: 

Have you ever dreamed of starting a company and wondered what it takes and where to start? GSE will help you answer this question. In the 3 weeks at GSE you'll be exposed to experienced entrepreneurs, startup tools, funding, pitch competitions, emerging technologies, and scholarships. It is 100% free to apply and attend; all Kentucky 9th, 10th, and 11th grades are eligible to apply.

GSE is a three week residential summer program where young entrepreneurs, working in teams, take an idea and utilize STEAM and enterprise skills to create a service or product. Teams build a feasible business model around their idea. On the final day of the program, teams pitch their business ideas to a live audience and panel of judges, known as Demo Day.

Time Details: 

The application window is 11/1/17-12/20/17. Students can submit their application for the activity this year, and if they are accepted, can submit their experiences during next year’s competition.

People Details: 

Students who are currently in grades 9-11 are eligible to apply. They can apply as a team with an idea, as an individual with an idea, or as an individual with skills and talents for a team.

Prize Details: 

Students who are accepted to the program will participate the following summer. During the program, there are cash prizes for winning teams and/or individuals.

Outcome of the Activity: 
Students will: gain confidence and self-direction, push their creative potential in a safe-to-fail environment, develop appreciation for the bigger picture of undertaking a business enterprise, gain communication and collaboration skills, have more clarity of future goals and aspirations, and demand and actively participate in an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Activity Address: 
300 N Broadway
40508 Lexington , KY
United States
38° 3' 10.2456" N, 84° 29' 32.1684" W
Kentucky US
United States
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