UofL hosts high school business competition

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville will host a regional competition April 10 for the 2018 Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC).

    The event, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will be in the newly renovated Swain Student Activities Center on UofL’s Belknap Campus. Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton will be on hand to welcome participants and hand out awards.

    Fourteen teams of high school students will present business plans for a chance to advance to the statewide final competition at the end of April and compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships.

    The UofL location is one of five regional competitions taking place across the state through April 13.

    This is the second year for the LGEC, a pitch competition for Kentucky students in grades 9-12 aimed at encouraging business ownership. Co-sponsors are the Office of Admissions, the Office of Research and Innovation and the Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Business.

    For more information, contact Baylee Pulliam, 502-852-8440. Follow the event on Twitter @uoflinnovation.

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    Janet Cappiello covers student success for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, including working for The Associated Press and magazines such as Vegetarian Times and Sustainability: The Journal of Record. She has been at UofL since 2014.