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Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs applications for summer program accepted until Jan. 25



州长为企业家(GSE)的学校,一个住宅夏季计划,肯塔基青少年专注于产品创新和商业模式设计,为夏季2021年计划开辟了应用。ope体育正规大网

The 2021 GSE session will take place June 6 through June 26, 2021, at Northern Kentucky University. Students currently in ninth, 10th and 11th grade can apply atwww.kentuckygse.com..

Applications are due by Jan. 25, 2021, and selections will be announced in April 2021. Students who attend GSE can earn high school class credits, scholarships to Kentucky colleges and universities and receive access to the tools necessary to start their own businesses.

州长安迪Beshear

“我很自豪的是,肯塔基州是一个有少数各国的企业家学校的少量国家之一。事实上,我们在2013年建立了第一个方案时,我们领导了这一方案,我们帮助其他国家开始自己的计划,“哥夫·安迪Besheal说。“所以我希望我们的高中生申请这个独特的夏季住宅计划,教导他们如何将他们的产品或服务想法从三周内思想带到现实,然后将他们的想法与一个法官专业。”

In the last seven years, about 500 students from across Kentucky have participated in the program.

“As a teacher, GSE is really exciting to me because it channels students’ curiosity and creativity and challenges them to expand their talents by learning from successful entrepreneurs who do this for a living. They’re also exposed to living on a university campus where they work with other students in teams to accomplish a goal,” said Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, who is also the secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, a partner in GSE.

During the program, teams of high school students develop a business model, design a prototype and pitch their startup to a large audience and a panel of judges. GSE teaches the opportunities, benefits and pitfalls of taking a business concept from the idea phase to pitching it to potential investors.

Louis Lin, an entrepreneur from Georgetown, was one of 72 students who went through the GSE in 2020.

“GSE改变了我,完全改变了我的生活观。我学会了如何摆脱我的舒适区,以满足新人,学习新事物并成长。我从未想到能够创造自己的事业,因为我一直认为这对我来说太过分了。ope体育正规大网然而,我意识到我有这种能力,我相信每个人都可以把握GSE的能力,“林说。

While all participants gain vital entrepreneurial skills through the program to use as they enter the workplace or continue into higher education, more than 12 new businesses already have been launched by GSE alumni. Others have filed for multiple patents and developed new ideas and relationships that sow the seeds for more business formation. Dozens of alumni have chosen to enroll in entrepreneurial programs at Kentucky universities and attribute this decision to the inspiration they received attending GSE in high school.

“We encourage all ninth, 10th, and 11th grade teens to apply for GSE. At GSE, they’ll learn how to be courageous, to take risks with their ideas, to embrace diverse thinking, to work collaboratively and to creatively solve problems,” said Natasha Sams, GSE’s executive director. “Our teens walk away with the confidence and know-how to start a business, as well as an entrepreneurial mindset that will serve them throughout their lives. They’ll never be ‘stuck’ if they can create a solution, forge a new path or reinvent themselves to adapt to any set of circumstances life might throw at them.”

While building a startup, students will tour numerous businesses and learn from a broad range of successful and active entrepreneurs. Students create fully realized business materials and prototypes, and confidently deliver sophisticated pitches by the end of the program. Businesses from across the state welcome the young entrepreneurs and share trials, tribulations and successes in candid conversations, while allowing unparalleled access to the inner workings of their businesses. The challenging program encourages risk taking and addresses failure as a positive lesson on the path to success.

Parents, educators, entrepreneurs and teens who believe grit, a growth mindset and creativity in problem-solving tell as much about a young person as good grades and test scores can learn more about the Governor’s School of Entrepreneurs at www.KentuckyGSE.com. Because of strong partnerships with entities like the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, the Cabinet for Economic Development, TMMK, and numerous public and private supporters, like the Marksbury Family Foundation and Nate Morris of Rubicon Global, GSE is completely free for selected entrepreneurs.

GSE is planning for a return to in-person instruction in 2021 after going virtual in 2020 to protect students, educators and staffers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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