Up to
$100,000
in prize money

About Idea State U

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.

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Entrepreneurship
           Innovation
   Scalability
Idea State U presentation

Important Dates

  • Intent to Compete Due - Via online Portal:

    Register

  • Regional Entries Due
  • Regional Competitions

    • March 26 - Brescia University Regional Competition (Owensboro, Kentucky)
    • March 27 - Asbury University Regional Competition (Wilmore, Kentucky)
    • March 29 - Morehead State University Regional Competition (Morehead, Kentucky)
  • Resubmissions for Final Competition Open

  • Resubmissions for Final Competition Close

  • Final Competition at the University of Kentucky Gatton School of Business

How To
Participate

Whether you are an interested student or a faculty advisor needing more information on how to get started, we have the answers you need.

Past Winners

Past
Participants

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.

  • Asbury University
  • Ashland Community & Technical College
  • Berea College
  • Big Sandy Community & Technical College
  • Brescia University
  • Centre College
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Gateway Community & Technical College
  • Georgetown College
  • Hopkinsville Community College
  • Jefferson Community & Technical College
  • Kentucky State University
  • Lindsey Wilson College
  • Madisonville Community College
  • Morehead State University
  • Murray State University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Owensboro Community & Technical College
  • Sullivan University Lexington
  • Sullivan University Louisville
  • Union College
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville College of Business
  • University of Louisville Speed School
  • University of Pikeville
  • Western Kentucky University

IN THE HISTORY OF IDEA STATE U

647
Students Participating
224
Teams Participating
$900,000+
Total Prize Money Awarded