Castellini Foundation Master Entrepreneur Program - Each year students have the opportunity to select, interview and work with a Master Entrepreneur from our region. The students plan an evening dedicated to celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship. Students have the opportunity to network with the area’s most successful entrepreneurs and business people.
Events and Competition
Promoting Real-World Experience
The Fifth Third Bank Entrepreneurship Institute (EI) prides itself on providing interactive events that promote real-world entrepreneurial experience and encourage networking for students, local community members, and business professionals.
Griggs Family Foundation Undergraduate Business Plan Competition - An annual competition where undergraduate students vie for prize money and recognition based upon their new venture ideas. There is not only an opportunity to walk away with prize money, but more importantly an opportunity to learn very valuable lessons from the experience and feedback they receive.
Entrepreneurship High School Challenge - This is a competition designed to excite and encourage the entrepreneurial spirit among high school students. College students and professors serve as their mentors and encourage creativity, imagination, and entrepreneurial spirit.
Chellgren Pathways to Entrepreneurship - Speaker series is open to all NKU and regional high school students, faculty and community business leaders. Through a generous donation by Mr. Paul Chellgren, the series provides individuals with the opportunity to learn and interact with nationally-recognized entrepreneurial leaders and provides an avenue for students and business professionals to network, learn and grow.
IdeaStateU - Kentucky’s statewide business concept and business plan competition is designed to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship by rewarding participating student teams from the commonwealth’s eight four-year state universities.