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UK hosting free entrepreneur workshop

14-week course begins Sept. 1

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 10, 2016) — The University of Kentucky is hosting the Venture Studio Entrepreneurs Bootcamp, a one semester program in which participants experience full entrepreneurial emersion. Enrollees will participate in teams and live the life of an entrepreneur by conceiving, developing and pitching an idea from start to finish.  Bootcamp participants will work with a variety of mentors throughout the process by attending once-a-week workshops on topics such as prototyping, marketing and finance.

The program, which is free and is open to all faculty, students, staff and community members, begins Sept. 1 and will meet for 14 weeks. The program is divided into weekly sessions tailored to company creation. Bootcamp is designed for highly motivated individuals interested in becoming an entrepreneur, and is not offered for academic credit.

Registration is limited to the first 80 applicants. Applications and new projects will be accepted through Aug. 26. All applicants and new project ideas will be screened for acceptance into the program.