Governor's School for Entrepreneurs

The 2020 GSE Demo Day and Week 3 Highlights

The 2020 GSE Demo Day

Demo Day exceeded all expectations! We couldn't be happier with the outcome, and we certainly couldn't be more proud of our 2020 entrepreneurs. They persevered, pivoted, and adapted when others would have given up. Their resilience paid off in what will be the most memorable experience in the history of the Governor's School for Entrepreneurs.
The 2020 Governor's School for Entrepreneurs Highlight

2020 Winning Teams

Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs Announces Winners of Annual Demo Day Competition for Innovative Startup Ideas

A Special Message from Governor Andy Beshear to the 2020 Governor's School for Entrepreneurs

A Special Message from Governor Andy Beshear to the 2020 Governor's School for Entrepreneurs

A Special Message from Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman to the 2020 Governor's School for Entrepreneurs

GSE Demo Day 2020

Did you miss Demo Day?

Check out our 2020 Demo Day below.


Our entrepreneurs recorded their pitches live, a day before Demo Day. We did not edit or modify pitches. We wanted to ensure that our virtual Demo Day held true to what it means to pitch. It's impressive to see, and we are so proud of our 2020 entrepreneurs!

The Governor's School for Entrepreneurs Demo Day - Part 2
The 2020 Governor's School for Entrepreneurs Demo Day - Part 2

2020 Virtual Alumni Event

At the beginning of Week 3, we were joined by over 50 GSE Alumni. Our graduated entrepreneurs shared their experiences, gave us an update on all things entrepreneurial in their life, and gave advice to our 2020 entrepreneurs in preparation for Demo Day. The GSE experience lasts a lifetime, and so does the entrepreneurial family you inherit through GSE!
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GSE Masks and Memorabilia

We wanted to ensure our entrepreneurs were safe during GSE 2020, and also provide them with a few items to commemorate their GSE experience. Below, 2020 entrepreneurs Santana Kavanaugh and Paige Neuhaus showcase a couple of those items!
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Preparing for Demo Day

Week 3 was spent preparing for the 2020 GSE Demo Day. Our entrepreneurs pulled all of the experiences, stories, skills, and content they've learned throughout GSE together, and worked with their team to craft a professional, impactful pitch around their business model. Below, find solutions from our 18 teams.

Tackling Problems Created by COVID-19

Several of our 2020 GSE teams focused on creating solutions to problems we face due to COVID-19. Check out their creative, innovative ideas below!
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The Governor's School for Entrepreneurs is normally hosted by Northern Kentucky University. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GSE has gone virtual. Learn more about NKU at https://www.nku.edu/

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