Governor's School for Entrepreneurs

Looking to 2021

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The 2021 GSE Experience and Opportunities to Learn More

The Governor's School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) will begin accepting applications for summer 2021 on Monday, Nov. 16. GSE brings teens together from around the state of Kentucky, immerses them in a creative space, and arms them with the tools they need to unleash their entrepreneurial spirits. While all participants gain vital entrepreneurial skills through the program to use as they enter the workplace or continue into higher education, 11 new businesses have already been launched by young alumni of the GSE program. Others have filed for multiple patents and developed new ideas and relationships that sow the seeds for more business formation. In addition, as a direct result of their participation in GSE, entrepreneurs qualify for some $3 million in scholarship opportunities from Kentucky's universities and colleges.

GSE has scheduled seven virtual events on Hopin this fall for prospective applicants and their families to showcase the GSE experience and dive into the application process. The link to register is below, as well as the schedule for events.

Virtual Learning Events for GSE

Monday, Oct. 5 from 4-5 p.m. ET

Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 4-5 p.m. ET

Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 4-5 p.m. ET

Thursday, Nov. 19 from 4-5 p.m. ET

Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 4-5 p.m. ET

Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 4-5 p.m. ET

This free, prestigious program will take place on Northern Kentucky University's campus in the summer of 2021. All current 9th, 10th, and 11th-grade students are welcome to apply.

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2020 GSE Informational Brochure

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The Governor's School for Entrepreneurs is normally hosted by Northern Kentucky University. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GSE 2020 was a virtual experience. Learn more about NKU at

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The Governor's School for Entrepreneurs

Igniting the Entrepreneurial Mindset of Kentucky Teens