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You are now on the ground floor of a new, exciting, intensive effort to assist entrepreneurs, small businesses and investors in Kentucky.

KYInnovation combines statewide resources assisting:

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    Startups
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    Traditional small businesses
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    Innovation-driven entrepreneurs
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    Investors

We are the central hub for small business support. We meet the needs of founders, investors, innovators and small business owners where they are, connecting them to the resources, collaborators and capital to help companies imagine, launch, grow and scale.


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SBIR/STTR is Back!


Kentucky’s phenomenally successful SBIR/STTR Matching Funds Program is back. Click below for more information on new guidelines and upcoming deadlines:

SBIR/STTR Info

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION


KYInnovation is seeking partnerships with organizations to support entrepreneurs, startups, scaleups and innovation-driven enterprises to create "clusters of strength” throughout the Commonwealth. Download the "Request for Information" below.

Once on this site,
1. Click on "Guest Access",
2. In the "Key Word Search", type: *KY INNOVATION PROJECT*.
You will then be directed to the RFI.

RFI Info

In The News


Ichor and K2 Medical Take Home Top Honors at Idea State U

A product that helps top athletes bounce back through cold therapy and a startup working on an innovative way to assist first responders in lifting patients each won first-place prizes at the 11th annual Idea State U finals in Lexington...

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Startup Week Draws `Who's Who' of Entrepreneurs, Investors to Kentucky

Some of the biggest names and brightest minds in venture capital worldwide will converge on Kentucky, May 7-11, as they consider funding businesses by local entrepreneurs. The events are part of Startup Week, which will also include announcements, partnerships and initiatives to fast track the state’s business innovation environment...

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Gov. Bevin: Startup Week Puts Global Focus on Kentucky's Innovators

Startup Week is drawing internationally acclaimed business pitch competitions by Endeavor and Rise of the Rest to Kentucky through Friday, along with announcements, partnerships and initiatives to fast track the state’s business innovation environment, Gov. Matt Bevin announced today...

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Success Stories
Meet some of the many successful entrepreneurs who have started businesses here and will tell you,
"You can do it in Kentucky."


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Idea State U
Schedule It Testimonial
Rebecca Wheeling
Schedule It
iReport Source Testimonial
Christi Brown
iReport Source
AgTech Scientific Testimonial
Mark McElroy
AgTech Scientific
Shopperations Testimonial
Olga Yurovski
Shopperations
MXD Process Testimonial
Mark Franco
MXD Process
Mail Haven Testimonial
Ed Hatfield and Kela Ivonye
Mail Haven
Greater Louisville Inc. Testimonial
Lisa Bajorinas
Greater Louisville Inc.
Healthcare Asset Network Testimonial
Kyle Green
Healthcare Asset Network
Endeavor Testimonial
Jackson Andrews
Endeavor

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