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UK150 pays $1000 for the best student idea

iNET and Awesome Inc are teaming up to present the University of Kentucky's first online-only student pitch competition -- UK150. Participation is really easy. Record your 150 second (2:30 minutes) pitch, upload it to YouTube, and share the link on this site by Dec.12. Try out your idea for UK Venture Challenge (registration opens Jan. 20)! You could win $1000 in prize money!  Click here to get details.

Startup Weekend Lexington starts Friday evening, Nov. 21

Startup Weekend brings together Lexington designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things with the goal to launch a startup in 54 hours. The event starts at 6:30 pm at Awesome Inc, 348 E. Main St. Click here for more information. Buy tickets.

UK plays role in Lexington's Global Entrepreneurship Week

The University of Kentucky's Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship and the Lexington Office of the Kentucky Innovation Network, part of the Gatton College of Business and Economics, together with other partners in the Bluegrass Business Development Partnership (BBDP) are supporting Lexington's fourth annual Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), which will run from Nov. 17-23. Events planned to take place include informational panels, workshops, networking opportunities, pitch competitions and various other entrepreneurial related events.

Business Model Canvas workshop for student entrepreneurs Nov. 11

Students will learn a valuable entrepreneurial tool called The Business Model Canvas from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the James. F. Hardymon Theater in the Davis Marksbury Building. Nick Such, UK alumnus and director of Awesome Inc U, will lead The Business Model Canvas workshop, a method for creating a business model based on a customer value proposition.