Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs 2017


         June 25 - July 15, 2017


         Transylvania University

         300 North Broadway

         Lexington, KY 40508


Applications will be reviewed and evaluated on a number of criteria, including the merit of the ideas and the balance of skill sets. Building a company (even a virtual one) is hard work and we will select participants who show us they will apply themselves wholeheartedly to the experience. The decisions are a bit subjective so show us your passion and creativity! The best applications will be sincere expressions of who you are and why you want to attend.

Applications will be scored by committees. One committee of reviewers will score individual applications and one committee of reviewers will score team applications. The score given to a team video will be applied to each individual team members’ application score.  In the selection process, teams will be evaluated in a pool with other teams, and individuals will be evaluated in a pool with other individuals. 

GSE is looking for a balance between products/services ideas and persons with team skills. GSE will be selecting students in a manner that allows us to form business teams of no more than five. Effort is made to select students from all areas of the state. 

If you are in 9th or 10th grade and you do not make it in the first year of the program, try again the next summer – many successful entrepreneurs have failed the first time. Resilience and persistence are essential qualities.

Remember... students cannot be absent from GSE for any reason except emergency, illness, or overriding personal reason.