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

Connections

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

Funding

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

Upcoming Events

Apr 26

2014 Alltech Innovation Competition

Bluegrass Community & Technical College – Newtown Campus

Apr 29

Funding Opportunities Workshop (Part 3)

Noon - 2:00 pm Lunch provided

Room 127 Wethington Health Sciences Building

Apr 30

5across

5:00 pm

Awesome Inc., Lexington

May 8

Bench 2 Business event

4:30 pm

Hilary J. Boone Center

May 21

Lexington Venture Club Luncheon

11:30 am

Hyatt Regency, Lexington

News

UK’s Top Student Entrepreneurs Compete at Idea State U

Three UK undergraduate and graduate student entrepreneur teams won a total $19,000 at the Cabinet for Economic Development’s Idea State U competition last weekend. [ read more ]

UK’s Top Student Entrepreneurs Compete at Idea State U

UK’s top undergraduate and graduate student entrepreneurs will compete for a share of $100,000 against 25 teams from across the state at Idea State U, April 11-12 at the Lexington Convention Center. [ read more ]

'UK at the Half' Features the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship [ Audio ]

The University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics' Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship is encouraging student's entrepreneurial thinking through competitions such as the Venture Challenge and the AllTech Innovation Competition. Warren Nash, Director of the Lexington office of the Kentucky Innovation Network, was the guest on March 16th's "UK at the Half," which aired during the UK vs. Florida game that was broadcast on radio. [ read more ]

Kentucky's top college entrepreneurs to square off at Idea State U

Kentucky’s brightest college entrepreneurs will enroll in a different type of university this month—one that could turn the next big idea into a full-scale company. Students will participate in the Cabinet for Economic Development’s Idea State U, a nationally recognized business plan competition designed to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship on the college level. [ read more ]

Student Entrepreneur Teams Shouter and MosquitoTech Win UK Venture Challenge

The undergraduate team Shouter and graduate team MosquitoTech were the winners of the third annual University of Kentucky Venture Challenge student entrepreneur competition. Each team won $1,000 in scholarship prize money and will represent UK at the state competition, Idea State U, April 11-12 at the Lexington Convention Center. [ read more ]