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Ky. Innovation Network Assists Lee Co. Students

Lee County Winners

The Kentucky Innovation Network (KIN) at Eastern Kentucky University helped 15 teams of Lee County High School students prepare for the Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge pitch competition. Out of 700 teams across Kentucky, one from Lee County High School placed first in the recent competition in Pikeville.

Eastern Kentuckians must harness entrepreneurial spirit

More entrepreneurs needed in eastern Kentucky - by Morgan Lentes | WYMT

PIKEVILLE, Ky (WYMT) - The theme of this year's East Kentucky Leadership Conference is creating entrepreneurial communities.

But what does it really mean to be entrepreneur? It is a word that means a lot of things to a lot of different people.

Kentucky Innovation Network wins National Award

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Presented with Achievement in Innovation Award for small business support

Kentucky has received another national award for supporting small businesses.

Network Helps Local Entrepreneurs Grow Businesses, Serve Community Needs

Kentucky Innovation Network office at Richmond/EKU

Local entrepreneurs gathered at Eastern Kentucky University on March 27 to network and discuss ways to expand their businesses.

Kristel Smith, director of the Kentucky Innovation Network office at Richmond/EKU, initiated a new network for professionals looking to grow their business.

EKU Students to Compete in Idea State U

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Kentucky’s brightest college entrepreneurs have enrolled in a different type of university – one that could turn the next big idea into a full-scale company.

Global Game Jam at EKU!

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Start your semester off right...


Participate with over 17,000 game developers simultaneously around the world!

EKU is one of only three sites in Kentucky where you can participate in the 2015 Global Game Jam.

Several Activities Mark Global Entrepreneurship Week

Laura Barthel's Entrepreneurship class

Eastern Kentucky University and the Kentucky Innovation Office at Richmond will mark Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov. 17-23 with several activities on and off campus.

CEDET and the Richmond Chamber Offer Growing Your Business Series

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The Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Technology (CEDET) at Eastern Kentucky University has partnered with the Richmond Chamber of Commerce to offer a series of free workshops.

EKU Junior Wins 2014 Collegiate Business Concept Challenge

l-r: Erekson, Moncrief, Elrod, Traver, Lawson, and Benson

College students and cheap, easy-to-prepare food. They just go together.

So it’s only fitting that an Eastern Kentucky University student won the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Collegiate Business Concept Challenge competition for his business venture idea centered on – you might have guessed it – ramen noodles.

For Kentucky, entrepreneurial economy requires a new way of thinking

Jonathan Gay |

If you take a poll of the average person on the street and ask them, “What is it Kentucky should be most focused on?” the answer would overwhelmingly be “JOBS!” Nothing is more important to our state than promoting, creating and saving good jobs.

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