The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) is a three-week entrepreneurship program designed to give Kentucky high school students a hands-on opportunity to invent a product and create a business around it.
Students will come ready to roll up their sleeves, work as a team and create something that provides a real-world solution. GSE’s unique program brings teachers, schools, universities, graduate students, start-up technology companies, experienced entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers all together into a dynamic summer learning experience.
Entrepreneurs allocate resources and create value through solutions to problems. GSE stands out from other youth entrepreneurship programs because it places a strong emphasis on product design and innovation.
GSE selects students for the program by identifying those who show a passion for creating a product or idea and those who possess a learning style that will thrive in a creative and innovative environment.
GSE aims to uncover young talent that traditional academic pathways may not draw out and will stimulate and shape the next generation of leaders.
This is a free residential summer camp where creative students become immersed in developing solutions to real-world problems or needs. It is open to all Kentucky high school students and will be at Georgetown College June 9-29. Students can apply as individuals or as a team of two or more. Applications will be available online this December.
School leaders are asked to encourage students to apply. GSE is seeking creative thinkers and leaders interested in technology and business.
Students from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
School leaders also are asked to provide technology resources and assistance with creation of the two-minute video application if needed.
The Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC) welcomes the chance to visit schools and talk to teachers and students about the program.