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.
Intent to Compete Due - Via online Portal:
Resubmissions for Final Competition Open
Resubmissions for Final Competition Close
Final Competition at the University of Kentucky Gatton School of Business
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.