2017 Program Report

In 2017, The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs was on Transylvania University’s Campus in Lexington, Kentucky.


  • 1st Place: Bio-Char – A biodegradable charcoal that competes with current leading brands on all levels.
  • 2nd Place: Quick Click Glasses – An accessory for glasses, allowing wearers to change the style and color of their glasses.
  • 3rd Place: Leaf Web – A net that spans the length of your lawn, allowing for easy leaf collection and disposal.


Staff Orientation and Check In

Staff Prep

Demo Day

Move In Day

We Hear From the Entrepreneurs!

Design Thinking

Challenge Course

Farmer’s Market and Newtons Attic



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2021 Program Report

In 2021, GSE expands to two summer sessions! GSE kept pushing boundaries and attaining new heights in 2021 as they...

2020 Program Report

In 2020, GSE pivots with a virtual program! Our approach to COVID-19 in Summer 2020 relied on strategic planning, a...

2019 Program Report

In 2019, GSE moved to Northern Kentucky University! 1st Place: Pawject SOS - A durable attachment that latches on to...

2018 Program Report

Read our weekly newsletters here. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3   1st Place: Dose Defense - Dose Defense created...

2016 Program Report

In its first four years, the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs has attracted students from every corner of Kentucky. GSE offers...