Lexington Global Entrepreneurship Week
November 12-16, 2012
November 12, 2012
10 am - Lexington Global Entrepreneurship Week Kickoff at Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street. Guest speakers: Mayor Jim Gray and UK Interim Provost Dr. Tim Tracy. Cost: FREE. Join the Lexington Entrepreneurial Community for exciting announcements, celebration and kick-off of Global Entrepreneurship Week.
2 pm - Stand Up For Your Start-Up Pitch Competition at Commerce Lexington, 330 E. Main Street. Cost: FREE. Put together a five-minute presentation about your company & start-up idea and pitch it to our panel of experts. The winner will receive the Dick Furst award of $1,000 to use towards the startup of your business dream. To obtain a pitch application please email Sean Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications and PowerPoint Presentations must be submitted to Sean by Friday, Nov. 2. No more than 10 qualified, early-stage ideas and/or companies will be selected to compete. Only Bluegrass Region participants are eligible to compete.
November 13, 2012
5 pm – Geeks Night Out at Natasha's Bistro, 112 Esplanade Alley. Cost: FREE. Register here Come network with the IN2LEX group at one of Lexington's hippest downtown establishments!
6 pm - Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame - 2012 Induction Ceremony at Awesome Inc. More info here.
November 14, 2012
4 pm - Workshop "Marketing-Branding" at Commerce Lexington, 330 E. Main Street. Presented by Bullhorn Creative. Cost: FREE. Register here. It's never too early to start thinking about what your brand will look like. During this session we will look at how you define your brand, how you are building your brand, what is the importance of your brand, what makes your company different from your brand and more.
5:30 pm - "Continue the Marketing-Branding Conversation" and Networking at West 6th Brewery, 501 W. 6th Street. Continue the discussion on branding at West 6th Street Brewery!
November 15, 2012
3:30 pm – Workshop "Business Model Canvas" at Commerce Lexington, 330 E. Main Street. Presented by Nick Such of Awesome Inc. Cost: FREE. Register here. Join us as we explore the Business Model Canvas through well-known examples, like Apple's iPod and the Keurig coffee maker, and then learn how to use it to dive into your own business model. Participants will receive a free copy of Business Model Generation book co-authored by Alexander Osterwalder.
November 16, 2012
10:00 am – Student Meet-Up with Ben Casnocha at the University of Kentucky Marksbury Building auditorium. Cost: FREE. Register here.
11:30 am – Keynote Ben Casnocha, nationally known entrepreneur, blogger and co-author of The Start-Up of You and author of My Start-Up Life. Presented by the Lexington Venture Club at the Hyatt Regency, 410 West High Street (Regency Ballroom). Cost: $35 (includes lunch) with option to purchase book for additional $15, with author book signing to follow the event. Register and purchase book here. Advance registration by credit card only is required and seating is limited!
November 16-18, 2012
Start-Up Weekend - Awesome Inc., 348 East Main. Register here.