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What is LGEC?

  • LGEC is the Lt. Governor's Entrepreneurship Challenge. It consists of business planning in a real-world entrepreneurship scenario, with competition among high school students throughout Kentucky at both regional and final levels.


When is LGEC?

  • December 3, 2018: Pre-registration deadline. Students intending to compete must sign up early.

  • February 20, 2019: Online submissions due (Written Plan and Video competition)

  • March 2019, TBA: Live competition (Pitch and Tradeshow) at 5 locations throughout the state 

  • April 2019, TBA: Finals competition in all 4 categories


Where is the LGEC?

LGEC partners with postsecondary institutions around the state to host the live competition on their campuses. Dates and locations will be announced later in the fall for each region.


Who can participate in LGEC?

LGEC welcomes students from all educational settings, including public, private, alternative, and home schools. Students should be in equivalent of grades 9-12, and reside in Kentucky. Students must register as a team of 2-4 people, with at least one member of each team being a United States citizen. Please contact us with any questions.


What do I need to do to participate in LGEC?

  • Gather a team of at least 2 (maximum 4) students who can develop a product/service idea to start a business.

  • One adult adviser must commit to coach and advise the development of your ideas. 

  • Have your advisor pre-register first, then students register on the REGISTRATION page. Pre-registration closes December 3, 11:55 p.m. ET. 

  • Review the full competition requirements, build your business plan, create your video commercial, and submit through our online portal by February 20, 2019.

  • Prepare your pitch presentation and tradeshow booth. Come to the regional competition at the end of March to present it all live! Regional event dates and locations will be announced soon.

  • Be one of 10 teams to advance to the state finals and win scholarships to ANY institution in Kentucky.

Click Here for the LGEC Guidelines


What if I don't have any adults to serve as advisors?

  • Seek out a teacher at your school who can help.

  • Contact your local Chamber of Commerce or Innovation Network Office for suggestions.

  • Meet with local entrepreneurs in your community to see if they would help.


What if I want to serve as an adult advisor for a team?

  • Contact a high school in your area to see if any teams need help.

  • Reach out to other educational institutions in the area such as a private school, homeschool coop, or alternative school.


If you have a question that is not covered here, please contact us.