Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

UK Student Entrepreneurs Compete for $100,000 at Idea State U

idea state u 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (4/10/13) – Four University of Kentucky student entrepreneur teams will compete for $100,000 in prizes at Idea State U, April 12-13 at the Lexington Center. The students are representing UK against teams from all of Kentucky’s public universities for the best business plans and business concepts based on their ideas for innovative products and services.

The following are the undergraduate and graduate student teams. These UK teams were recent winners of the University of Kentucky Venture Challenge competition held in February.

UK Undergraduate Teams
Latta Fasteners – Matt Dieruf, Electrical Engineering Senior Business plan to produce a new type of screw specifically for industries that require both routine maintenance and coatings to protect screws during operation.

Control My ADHD – Grant Weherley, Economics Senior Business concept for a subscription-based online resource including video lessons for adults living with ADHD.

UK Graduate Teams
TerraCast Technologies – MBA students Jordan Denny, Jarrod Willis, Lee Goatley, and Jordan Laycock Business plan to reclaim mountaintop sites by growing switchgrass for biofuel production.

EARlyTAG – MBA students Kaitlyn Foree, Jeffrey Billion, Nathan Miles, William Templeton, and Alex Hart, Agricultural Economics Junior Business concept to dramatically reduce costs related to livestock illness with new symptom-detection technology.

The public is invited to the Lexington Center, Level 3 on Friday, April 12, at 4 p.m. to see the students’ tabletop exhibits on their proposed business ventures. The public can also attend the elevator pitch contest, which begins at 5:30 p.m. The elevator pitch contest will feature one member from each team who will pitch their idea in 60 seconds or less before a panel of expert judges.

On Saturday, April 13, beginning at 8 a.m., the teams make their formal presentations to the judges. The winners will be announced at 2:30 p.m. ISU is sponsored by the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and organized by the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation.

“We could not be more proud of these UK students – and all of our students who competed in UK Venture Challenge – for putting in a tremendous amount of work on this outside of their regular classes,” said Dan O’Hair, interim senior vice provost for Student Success, dean of the UK College of Communication and Information and chair of the iNET advisory board.

UK Venture Challenge is organized by iNET, the Innovation Network for Entrepreneurial Thinking and includes the Entrepreneur in Residence, along with the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship, the College of Engineering, the Gatton College of Business & Economics, and other iNET partners. iNET is hosted by the UK College of Communication and Information.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Deb Weis
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Posted on 2/2/14
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
2/6/2014 - posted
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Stock Report

1 DOW 16,912.11
-70.48 (-0.42%)    
2 S&P 1,969.95
-8.96 (-0.45%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,442.70
-2.21 (-0.05%)    
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
2/6/2014 - posted
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
2/6/2014 - posted
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
2/6/2014 - posted
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

July 28, 2014 2883

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Being a…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 2457

Madisonville Man Arrested for Endangering…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 25, 2014 2289

No One Injured in Truck-Train Collision

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 2004

Disagreement Over Killing Snake in House…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 25, 2014 1595

Business Spotlight - McQuady's Automotive

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

July 28, 2014 2883

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Being a…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 2457

Madisonville Man Arrested for Endangering…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 25, 2014 2289

No One Injured in Truck-Train Collision

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 2004

Disagreement Over Killing Snake in House…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 1515

Two Injured in Vehicle Collision on…

in Top Stories by William Roundtree

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

July 28, 2014 902

Zuberer Takes Over at Quarterback for…

in News by Steve LeMaster
July 28, 2014 826

Dont Miss Out on a Howl of a Good Time

in News by Brittni Bunn
July 28, 2014 619

Instant Admissions Day is Aug. 1, 2014

in News by Bernie Hale
July 28, 2014 343

Prosecutors Mull Over Whether to Charge…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 235

Owensboro Police Department Activity…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

July 25, 2014 1595

Business Spotlight - McQuady's Automotive

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 25, 2014 1392

Business Spotlight - Blue Moon Car Wash

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 1080

Foot Pursuit Ends with Arrest

in Top Stories by Christopher Rogers
July 25, 2014 1030

Open Mic, Bike Night Offer Good Times in…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 1010

Boys of Broad to Launch Video at Cinema 4

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03