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


By designing learning experiences outside the traditional classroom, KEENStart™ prepares Kentucky students for the joining the workforce and becoming business creators. Entrepreneurship is a journey full of twists and turns. KEENStart™ brings framework to the process and helps young people see themselves as leaders who build enterprises and strong communities.  

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

The Governor's School for Entrepreneurs is a residential summer program where creative, free-thinking high school students learn and do product innovation and business model design. GSE’s exploratory learning environment combines STEM skills with enterprise development. GSE immerses young people in the adventure of entrepreneurship.  In the words of one student entrepreneur: “I learned the basics of starting a business, how to be confident, how to be a good speaker, and how to be amazing."