Governor's School for Entrepreneurs

August 2019 Update

Share the News - The 2020 GSE Application Opens November 15th!

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Watch the 2019 GSE Highlight Film Below

GSE 2019 Highlights

GSE is Scheduling Fall Visits!

Now that the 2019 GSE experience has ended, we are already preparing for GSE 2020! If you'd like for us to visit your school, complete this Google form and we'll do our best to make it happen!

What's Next for GSE Alumni? KY Pitch!

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The KY Pitch Competition is designed to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship by engaging students from Kentucky’s postsecondary colleges and universities. KY Pitch provides an opportunity to develop and pursue their business ideas. The Competition will reward business models that are judged by an independent panel as most innovative, complete and most likely to result in successful ventures that would create new jobs for Kentuckians.

GSE Alumni who are in dual credit courses or who are in college are encouraged to participate. More information coming very soon!

Campus Doc Wins First Place at Healthcare Pitch Competition

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We are very excited to announce that Campus Doc, a 2019 GSE team, WON the first annual Healthcare Pitch Competition. These ladies were awarded $4,000 to go toward their idea! Big shout out to Zac Strobl and Jeff Varrone of NKU's CIE. Thanks to NKU's Institute for Health Innovation for hosting such a great event! Their first step? Filing for an LLC!

Campus Doc is a mobile application for college students that houses important medical information and documentation, ensuring that when a student visits a campus clinic or other medical facility, their information is accurate and easy to access, alleviating the stress that often comes when students visit doctors without the support of their parents. Parents and Students can upload and complete the required documents together before the start of the semester, making medical visits easier and accurate.

Learn more about the first annual Healthcare Pitch Competition hosted by NKU's Institute for Health Innovation here:

Dose Defense is on the Rise!

We couldn’t be more proud of Dose Defense. Abigail Cheek and Adie Preston are continuing the work they started at GSE in 2018. They have worked very hard since GSE - and they are just getting started! Keep blazing the trail, ladies! Learn more about their progress by clicking the link below!
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We had an absolutely fantastic meeting with Nick of The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts and Aris of Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program! While the narratives of our respective programs are unique, the impactful work we do brings us together. Go Kentucky!

Louisville Collegiate Hosts Startup Weekend Experience

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From Louisville Collegiate:

With support from a grant from The E.E. Ford Foundation, Collegiate will host a two-day startup accelerator and competition September 21 & 22. It is going to be an awesome event for students to dig into some exciting entrepreneurial problem solving, meet and work with other students, and learn from established entrepreneurs and coaches over two days.

Registration is free! Participants need to provide their own transportation and lodging (if coming from out of town), but we’ll take care of everything else. Students need to register individually and get their parent or guardian's permission. However, as we build teams for the startups, students have the option to join a team that forms that Saturday morning, or, if students from a particular school have been working together already, they have the option to stick together for the weekend’s work. In short, students can come as part of a team already, or they can come and join a team that day. No prior experience is necessary.

Collegiate is super excited to host this unique event for high school students. If you want to learn more, check out the full description here, and free registration can be completed here.

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The Governor's School for Entrepreneurs is hosted by Northern Kentucky University

" NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.

Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. "

Learn more at:

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The Governor's School for Entrepreneurs

Igniting the Entrepreneurial Mindset of Kentucky Teens