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Workshop for teachers to be held at NKU’s Digitorium for inaugural Lt. Gov. Entrepreneurship Challenge


The inaugural Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC) for high school students has drawn much interest in the Northern Kentucky region.

The LGEC is an applied entrepreneurial education program in which teams of high school students develop and submit business plans in a competition to win nearly $80,000 in prizes.
Teams are typically paired with teachers who serve as business mentors throughout the plan development.


In response to local interest, the Northern Kentucky Office of the Kentucky Innovation Network, Upstream,  Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Northern Kentucky Education Council, Northern Kentucky University, the E.W. Scripps Company and Northern Kentucky Tri-ED, have partnered to host a workshop for teachers in early January to assist with the 2017 competition.
“With high local interest and a need for faculty to train students in entrepreneurship, this workshop is a perfect opportunity to learn everything about the LGEC and be equipped to advise high school teams,” said Casey Barach, director of the Northern Kentucky Office of the Kentucky Innovation Network. “The LGEC and this training session furthers one of the core missions of the Innovation Network: to build the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.”
The “Train-the-Trainer” event will establish benchmarks and expectations to help guide faculty advisors and students while inventing business models and developing value propositions throughout the competition.

The finals for Zone 4 will be held at April 12 Berea College.


· Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017
· Time: 9 a.m. — 2 p.m.
· Location: Digitorum at Griffin Hall, NKU College of Informatics
A working lunch will be provided. There is no charge for this event, and it is considered a five-hour professional development opportunity for high school faculty. Space is limited to 125 attendees. Interested faculty advisors and business mentors can register for this event on Eventbrite.

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  1. Dan Humpert says:

    This should read “High school project teams of two, three, or four students are required to have both a faculty advisor and a business mentor for their chosen project.” This workshop is both for potential high school faculty who could be faculty advisors and for business and industry folks who could be potential business mentors. This workshop is free and and is a golden opportunity for high school faculty and business and industry folk to get into this very interesting and lucrative event. The winning high school faculty advisors and the winning business mentors share in the $80,000 in prizes.

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