Idea State U is Kentucky’s statewide business plan competition, designed to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship by rewarding student teams from the Commonwealth’s colleges and universities.
All teams' intent to compete must be submitted by February 17th, 2017.
All teams' entries are due. See the rules & guidelines below for specific requirements for each track.
Pivot week is April 3rd - 10th for plan and presentation revisions, based on judges’ feedback
Final entries are due April 10th at 5:00pm ET.
The final competition is Saturday, April 22, 2017
Whether you are an interested student or a faculty advisor needing more information on how to get started, we have the answers you need.
MoveMe took home first place in the Business Plan category and $25,000 width their mobile app idea to help people find workout partners
Raptor Adapter took home second place in the Business Plan category and $15,000 for their solution for shotgun stabilization for wild turkey hunters
Hydrosure earned first place in the Business Model category and $7,500 for their new generation of feminine protection
Students at any college or university in Kentucky are eligible to participate. Listed are those institutions of higher learning that have participated in the past.