ELI at The Center for Rural Development July 16-20, 2018

Dear ELI Participant: As summer vacation is underway, I hope you are looking forward to your participation in the Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) program! The time is fast approaching when you will be joining us in Somerset, and we are very excited as that...
Thank you to all our #ELI17 sponsors

Thank you to all our #ELI17 sponsors

We would like to thank all of our sponsors of our 2017 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI). Valuable sponsorship’s like these help to make the program possible and impact the lives of our region’s youth. Housing provided by the Courtyard Marriott of...

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Have you ever thought about starting your own business? The Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) gives you the skills to turn an idea into a fully operational business venture in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. You’ll learn how to take a written concept and...
2016 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) graduating class

2016 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) graduating class

Four graduates of The Center’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) offered EKU Presidential Scholarships for innovative business idea An innovative business idea that will give iPhone users a safe, convenient way to charge their phones at night has earned four...
ELI 2016 Announced

ELI 2016 Announced

Twenty-two high school students will build their business and entrepreneurial skills at the 2016 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) at The Center The Center for Rural Development has selected 22 high school students from Southern and Eastern Kentucky to build...

ELI Winners Recognized with Regions Top Entrepreneurs

Members of the 2013 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute winning team were recognized on Monday, September 9 at The Center for Rural Development as part of the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) Luncheon. The regional awards program honors business owners...