Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge to be Hosted by Berea College


Lt. Gov. Jenean HamptonLt. Gov. Jenean Hampton will be attending the Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC) regional pitch competition, hosted by the Berea College Entrepreneurship for the Public Good Program (EPG), to witness student pitches from across Kentucky and present awards to the winners.

The Challenge is a tiered business pitch competition for all Kentucky high school students, grades 9-12. It is intended to introduce students to a realistic competitive business environment, as well as promote business ownership and lifelong learning. Berea’s EPG Program is hosting the regional competition for 25 different counties.

WHO:

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton

WHAT:

LGEC regional pitch competition to determine two teams from this region will be advancing to Finals. The top ten teams from across Kentucky will compete at Finals on April 29 for a share of $80,000 in scholarships.

WHEN:

April 12, 2017 from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm

WHERE:

Historic Boone Tavern
100 Main St.
Berea, KY 40403


For more information on the LGEC visit www.kylgec.com.
For more information about Berea’s Entrepreneurship for the Public Good Program visit: https://epg.berea.edu/en/about-us/about/

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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College admits only academically promising students with limited financial resources, primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia, although students come from 40 states and 70 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally-recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly, earning money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.