UK, Gatton Students in Major Entrepreneurial Competitions

Students from the University of Kentucky's MBA and undergraduate programs will be competing in several major intercollegiate entrepreneurial and business plan competitions over the next few weeks. [ read more ]

Upcoming Events

June 3

Lexington Venture Club: Startup to Success

Join us for a unique networking experience showcasing startups and established companies in the same room. See the area’s newest up-and-coming startups, and hear from some of Lexington's best success stories.

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Livery, 238 E Main Street, Lexington, KY

June 10

"Lexington Edition" Kentucky Angel Investors Statewide Pitch Competition

Come learn about the Kentucky Angel Network and hear pitches from aspiring entrepreneurs from Central Kentucky Region. The winner will receive prize money of $1,000 and qualify to participate in the statewide finals to be held in November.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Commerce Lexington - 1st Floor Conference Room

who we are

The Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship conducts market research, commercialization assessment, provides assistance with business plans and marketing strategies, offers connections to vetted service providers, and access to federal, state and private funding sources including the federal SBIR-STTR programs and the state SBIR-STTR matching awards.

Von Allmen Center client services include:

Business Planning

  • Assess intellectual property/commercialization potential
  • Conduct market research and competitive analysis
  • Assist in business plan development and financial analysis


  • Provide ongoing management assistance
  • Refer to vetted service providers
  • Provide access to incubator space


  • Develop funding roadmap
  • Provide access to state and private funding resources
  • Guide investor presentation development