The 2017 SPARK Ignite event will feature young Central Kentucky entrepreneurs that will compete in the Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (high school) or Idea State U (college) state competitions.
In this, it’s first year, over 250 high school teams encompassing every region of Kentucky have applied to compete for over $80,000 in scholarship money in the Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC) (www.kylgec.com).
Idea State U (www.ideastateu.com) is Kentucky’s statewide business plan competition for teams at the Commonwealth’s colleges and universities. ISU is designed to instill an innovation and entrepreneurship mindset in the next generation. Teams compete for $100,000 in prize money and will lead to formation of real businesses.
At this event, LGEC and ISU teams will deliver short pitches outlining their entrepreneurial vision. Come out and cheer on these teams as we send them off to represent the Lexington region!
Geeks Night Out will follow at 5:00 p.m. Location to be determined.
Lead Sponsors: Commonwealth Seed Capital & Kentucky Innovation Network (Lexington Office)
Sponsors: Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, Bluegrass Angels,UK Coldstream Research Campus, Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC, Francis Law Firm, Kentucky Highlands Innovation Center, Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, King & Schickli, PLLC, Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, Think Kentucky (Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development)