UK Venture Challenge Registration Opens for Students

Registration is now open for the annual competition to be held Saturday, Feb. 28, at the UK Athletic Association Auditorium in the William T. Young Library. Gain valuable entrepreneurial experience! [ read more ]

UK Continues Support of Entrepreneurship Week

The Lexington Venture Club (LVC) hosted the Entrepreneurial Celebration last week for Lexington Global Entrepreneurship Week. [ read more ]

Lexington's Fast-Growing Tech Sector Attracts 4 New Companies In 2014

Lexington's growing high-tech sector saw the addition of four companies in 2014, bringing 17 new jobs and over $3.3 million in grants and capital investment to Kentucky. [ read more ]

Global Entrepreneurship Week Kickoff

Follow the link to watch Lexington's kickoff for GEW 2014! [ watch here ]

UK Plays Role in Lexington's Global Entrepreneurship Week

The Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship and the Lexington Office of the Kentucky Innovation Network together with other partners in the Bluegrass Business Development Partnership (BBDP) are supporting Lexington's fourth annual Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), which will run from Nov. 17-23. [ read more ]

First Awardees of Bluegrass Angel Launch Grant Fund Announced

MFM One Solutions and Scante, LLC   were the firstawardees of the Bluegrass Angels Launch 
Grant Fund! Each Company received an award of $4,000. [ read more ]

Gatton One-year MBA Debuts Entrepreneurial Elective

Intellectual property, innovation, venture capital, technology and commercialization -- all of these terms and many more will be a living, breathing part of students' lives in MBA 624, one of three new electives making its debut this year. [ read more ]

Entrepreneur Pitch Competition Coming to Lexington

Entrepreneurs will participate in a business pitch competition in Lexington. Similar to the hit TV show "Shark Tank," participants will have seven minutes to present their business idea to a group of potential angel investors, individuals who provide capital for startup companies. [ read more ]

Lexington Venture Club Sponsored Event: Todd Henry "How To Become Brilliant at a Moment's Notice"

Can you improve your odds of having great ideas when you need them most? Yes!
[ read more ]

Gun Media's Second Video Game Wins Award at Europe's Gamescom Event

Lexington-based video game developer Gun Media is getting recognition from a worldwide audience as it prepares to kick off the launch party for another latest interactive product. [ read more ]

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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