Idea State U

The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development’s Office of Entrepreneurship, in partnership with the Kentucky Innovation Network, sponsor and organize Idea State U, a statewide business plan competition that encourages entrepreneurship among Kentucky’s college and university students. The Idea State U business plan competition is open to all post-secondary institutions in Kentucky.  In the Louisville region, student teams are coached by members of our EnterpriseCorp team in preparation for competition in either the Business Model track or the Business Plan track.

Beginning in March, four regional competitions whittle teams down to 32 for the two-day final event held in Lexington in late April. Each team presents its business concept to a panel of judges for the opportunity to earn a share of a $100,000 prize pool.  In 2016, the winning business plan team was MoveMe from the University of Louisville College of Business and took home $25,000.

Information about ISU can be found here.