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Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs applications now being accepted for NKU’s summer 2020 program

The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE), a residential summer program in which 72 Kentucky teens focus on product innovation and business model design, has opened applications for its summer 2020 program. The 2020 GSE session will take place June 7 through June 27 at Northern Kentucky University. The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs brings students from across the state into a three-week...

Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs selects 72 high school students for program at NKU this summer

The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE), within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, has announced 72 high school students have been selected to participate in the 2019 GSE program at Northern Kentucky University from June 23 – July 13. GSE brings together high school students from across Kentucky, immersing them in a creative space during a three-week residential program...

Marshall County’s Bluegrass VR wins second Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge

Bluegrass VR from Marshall County High School won the top prize at the Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC) 2nd annual competition finals, hosted April 28at the University of Kentucky’s Gatton School of Business. Advised by Lisa Devillez, Bluegrass VR team members Claire Harmon and Daniel Sills each won $25,000 in scholarship funds to be used at any in state post-secondary...

Education Notes: Nine Fayette students finish School for Entrepreneurs; PTA workshop a success

Nine high school students from Fayette County Public Schools participated in the 2017 Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs, hosted in July by Transylvania University. • Henry Clay High School: Elizabeth Piper and Will Roberts; • Paul Laurence Dunbar: Eleanor Liu, Rachel Seevers, Sydney Sun, and Angie Xiao; • Tates Creek: Ronald Delgado, Andrew Gazzaroli, and Sam Newman. They were among 61...

Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs relocating to Transylvania University campus for 2017-18

Transylvania University will host the 2017-18 Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs, an innovative program that teaches entrepreneurship to Kentucky high school students. During the three-week summer session, a select group of students will turn their bright ideas into real products with the guidance of high school teachers, college professors, business leaders and other mentors. There is no GPA or...

Two Lexington sophomores get a jumpstart on success with entrepreneurial venture

  Amy Johns, seated, coordinator of Instructional Technology for Fayette County Schools, was impressed with Shea Hausman, left, and Drake Witt. ‘As an educator, nothing excites me more than seeing students taking charge of their learning,’ Johns said. (Photo by Tammy L. Lane)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   A pair of Lexington sophomores took advantage of their...

Models of Success: GSE’s young innovators learn how to turn business ideas into reality

The 2015 Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (All photos provided)   By Brandon Mattingly Special to KyForward   Some day, you may be able to purchase a Walk Easy, Slice Slide or Cord Keeper at one of your local stores, and if you do you’ll have a group of Kentucky high school students to thank.   Those are just a few of the innovative products created by students at this year’s...

Models of Success: GSE's young innovators learn how to turn business ideas into reality

The 2015 Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (All photos provided)   By Brandon Mattingly Special to KyForward   Some day, you may be able to purchase a Walk Easy, Slice Slide or Cord Keeper at one of your local stores, and if you do you’ll have a group of Kentucky high school students to thank.   Those are just a few of the innovative products created by students at this year’s...

Governor's School for Entrepreneurs will be hosted by Georgetown College in 2015, 2016

  Georgetown College will host the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs for another two summers beginning in 2015.   The two-year extension of GSE on Georgetown’s campus for Kentucky high school students has been announced by the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, which manages the program. GSE started in 2013 with Georgetown College as the host site.   GSE exposes young...

State prepares to 'unleash' spirit of invention in the Governor's School for Entrepreneurs

Crawford Middle School (Fayette County) teacher Casey Bayne, second from right, talks with Trinity High School (Jefferson County private) junior Ben Baughman, Hopkinsville High School (Christian County) junior Peyton Hughes, sophomore David Pyle and junior Read Hughes about the results of the product they created during the 2013 Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs at Georgetown College. (Photo by...

Governor's School for Entrepreneurs taking applications for its second summer session

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs which will be held for the second year on the campus of Georgetown College.   Innovative high school students who believe they have an idea that might be valuable should apply online before Jan. 31.   The GSE is an opportunity for students to take their ideas to the next level, especially if they are developing...

First Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs helps students explore their business passion

Montazia Brown knows a great deal more about startups after spending three weeks at the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs hosted by Georgetown College.   “It really changed my entire vision,” said the rising senior at Lafayette High School. “You can never under-think anything because there are so many components to starting and running a business. And you can’t...

First Governor's School for Entrepreneurs helps students explore their business passion

Montazia Brown knows a great deal more about startups after spending three weeks at the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs hosted by Georgetown College.   “It really changed my entire vision,” said the rising senior at Lafayette High School. “You can never under-think anything because there are so many components to starting and running a business. And you can’t...