2020 Program Report

In 2020, GSE pivots with a virtual program!

Our approach to COVID-19 in Summer 2020 relied on strategic planning, a network of organizations across the state, and a team of young entrepreneurs ready to take action.

Now, more than ever, young entrepreneurs are needed to help sustain and rebuild Kentucky’s economy. Our unique hybrid approach included a state-of-the-art conferencing software, partnering with entrepreneurial hubs, and exceptional students.

The 2020 Demo Day finalists were as follows:

  • First Place – Pathfinder with team members Paige Neuhaus, Notre Dame Academy in Kenton County; Daniel Roenker, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Fayette County; Sai Jeyaprakash, duPont Manual High School in Jefferson County; and Aidan Robertson, Atherton High School in Jefferson County, won $1,000 with an app similar to Waze but specific to colleges and universities, allowing users to request companions, quickly call for help and report happenings across campus.
  • Second Place –  (Personalized Responsive Emergency Safety System) P.R.E.S.S. with team members Ashley Wilbers and Brel Alsip, both of the Ignite Institute in Kenton County; Evelyn Overstreet, duPont Manual High School in Jefferson County; and Colson Collett, Walton – Verona High School in Boone County, won $750 with a customizable bracelet design that is tailored to children with allergies, allowing them to contact family members and emergency services quickly, with the press of a button, in the event of an emergency or allergic reaction.
  • Third Place – Zense with team members Alex Billings, J. Graham Brown School in Jefferson County; Quinton Wehby, Highlands High School in Campbell County; Mary Caroline Noneman, Paducah Tilghman High School in McCracken County; and Caroline Henry, Paul G. Blazer High School in Boyd County, won $500 for an alarm clock that wakes users up slowly, eliminating harsh alarm sounds and replacing them with aromatherapy and noises that steadily increase in volume.

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