KEENStart™  offers educational opportunities and programs around entrepreneurship, design-thinking and innovation strategies.


By designing entrepreneurial experiences outside the traditional classroom, KEENStart™ prepares Kentucky teens for an innovation economy and enables them to understand the rigors of creating a company. Entrepreneurship is a journey of ambiguity. KEENStart™ brings a framework to the process and helps teens see themselves as leaders who are capable of building enterprises and strong communities.  

KEENStart is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.

The Governor's School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) is a residential summer program where creative, free-thinking teens learn and do product innovation and business model design. GSE’s exploratory environment combines exposes teens to the business model canvas, design-thinking, and lean startup methodology. GSE gives teens an authentic glimpse into entrepreneurship and continues to develop them along their entrepreneurial journey.