Excellence in Entrepreneurship
Collegiate Business Concept Challenge
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Founded in 1906, Eastern Kentucky University now offers 168 degree programs and serves over 16,000 students a year. But with small classes and an active campus life, we haven’t lost that small-college feel.
The Entrepreneurship for the Public Good (EPG) Program at Berea College creates a multi-year, learning experience for undergraduate students to practice and implement Entrepreneurial Leadership in rural communities of Central Appalachia.
The Lindsey Wilson College Center for Entrepreneurship is an endeavor to empower students, faculty and staff, and community leaders, to pursue entrepreneurial achievements. The Center focuses on these ventures in order to improve people’s lives, help bridge the gap between inventor and the business that is possible through these breakthroughs, and drive the local economy.
A window to the world and a doorway to success for Southern and Eastern Kentucky, The Center for Rural Development is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is improving the quality of life for individuals in its forty-two county service region by providing leadership that stimulates innovative and sustainable economic development solutions.
Kentucky Highlands was built on the basic premise that significant reduction in poverty in the area could not be achieved without economic growth. There were few job opportunities outside the local school systems, farms, and coal mines. Businesses that exported their products out of the area bringing new purchasing power to local markets were few. This led to a double challenge: (1) develop substantial businesses to produce job opportunities for citizens and 2) to develop or discover entrepreneurs who could lead the businesses.