GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Georgetown College will host the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) for another two summers beginning in 2015.
The two-year extension of GSE on Georgetown’s campus for Kentucky high school students has been announced by the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC), which manages the program. GSE started in 2013 with Georgetown College as the inaugural host site.
GSE exposes young aspiring entrepreneurs to the mindset, culture, innovative thinking and skills necessary to start a company. Participants are selected through a competitive application process.
GSE does not consider GPA or test scores in selecting participants, but rather looks for creative thinkers who want to roll up their sleeves and make a difference with the product or service they are developing. The goal during the three-week residency is for students to take their ideas to the next level and learn how to start a business.
“Georgetown College has been a wonderful partner with us, and together we have made GSE a high caliber program where students from all across the state and of many diverse backgrounds can come together and achieve things they never thought possible,” said Laurie Daugherty, GSE’s Executive Director.
GSE’s unique program brings teachers, schools, universities, graduate students, start-up technology companies, experienced entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers all together into a dynamic, hands-on summer learning experience.
“We consider it a distinct privilege and pleasure for Georgetown College to again be chosen as the host-site for this incredible and innovative program,” said Peter LaRue, Executive Director of the school’s Summer Camps and Programs. “We look forward to working with the GSE Staff and the KSTC to ensure a truly life-changing experience for the participants.”
Applications are currently being reviewed and individuals selected will be notified in April. The 2015 GSE begins June 21 and continues through July 11.