Virtual StartUp Contest
Now is the time for innovative solutions, and there’s an opportunity for your startup company: The University of Kentucky’s Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship (VACE), in collaboration with Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise (ISFE) under the Gatton College of Business and Economics, is hosting a Virtual Startup Contest. This contest is open to any individual with an idea or currently registered company, located in the state of Kentucky. Companies and individuals from across the Commonwealth are encouraged to apply. Companies or individuals that have already raised more than $50,000 in equity will not qualify for this contest.
NOTE: Companies or ideas can be related to COVID-19 solutions, but this is not a requirement.
Please RSVP today as a "Virtual StartUp Applicant" and a member of the VACE staff will connect with you to provide the online application form.
June 1 (Mon) – applications open
June 30 (Tues) – applications close
July 10 (Fri) – Top 5 Finalists announced
July 20 (Mon) – Virtual StartUp Contest
July 27 (Mon) – Winners Announced
Interested Participants Must RSVP
The Virtual StartUp Contest is open to all early stage startup ideas and/or companies across the state of Kentucky. In order to compete, all contestants must RSVP to this Eventbrite announcement confirming that you will participate as a "Virtual StartUp Applicant." Once registered, a VACE staff member will confirm your intent to compete, and email you the online application form.
If you do not RSVP, you will not receive an application form.
Please review the eligibility criteria
For all questions, email Warren Nash at: firstname.lastname@example.org