Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton is visiting Murray State University next Monday to kick-off the regional round of a business pitch competition for high school students.
The first-annual Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge involves 135 teams across the commonwealth. Hampton’s Relations Manager Cody Patterson says the competition introduces students to a realistic and competitive business environment.
“And by giving them an opportunity to explore kind of gets those creative juices flowing and maybe by the end of the of the program they’ll say “Hey well maybe there’s something to this small business thing.” It’s really kind of an inspirational kind of hands on learning experience,” says Patterson.
Students entered a written business plan and prepared a pitch to present to judges. Regional competitions take place in five different ‘zones’ across Kentucky. The next stop is at Western Kentucky University on April 11. The top two winners from each region will compete in the state competition in Lexington.