Virtual sessions, registration coming for young entrepreneurs event


Students can start applying Nov. 16 for the 2021 Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE). The summer event is open to current Kentucky students in grades 9-11.

In preparation for the application period, seven virtual events will be held on Hopin this fall to inform prospective GSE applicants and their families.

The online sessions, each an hour long, start Sept. 23 and end Dec. 16. The first runs 5-6 p.m. ET, and the rest from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

Since 2013, GSE has taught entrepreneurial skills to teens from around Kentucky. Eleven businesses have been started by GSE alumni, while other alumni have filed for patents.

Participants can qualify for $3 million in scholarships at Kentucky colleges and universities.

The 2020 GSE was held online due to COVID-19, but the 2021 event is planned to be back on Northern Kentucky University’s campus. More information is available at the Kentucky GSE website.