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:
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.
Think of it as “America’s Seed Fund.” The federal SBIR/STTR initiative provides capital to promising innovative research and development efforts to commercialize their efforts.
Kentucky has an aggressive program that MATCHES those federal funds, basically doubling the available capital for a company that locates in Kentucky.
KY SBIR/STTR Matching Fund Program 2019 opening soon. Information on how to apply and round guidelines will be posted on this site once the round opens.
Questions? Email Kristine.Mcniel@ky.gov
Gov. Matt Bevin today announced formation of the Commonwealth Commercialization Center (C3), a national-model partnership between Kentucky’s universities and colleges to translate intellectual property and innovations into market-ready products and startups while providing businesses access to collective public resources. [...]
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 6, 2018) – The Cabinet for Economic Development will receive $125,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to launch a program preparing more entrepreneurs to compete for federal research and development funding. The SBA’s Federal and State Technology (FAST) partnership program funds initiatives that increase the number… [...]
Twenty-four local economic development entities, Small Business Technology Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, incubators, accelerators, colleges and universities were granted $125,000 by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program. The 24 grant recipients, including seven that are members of SSTI (boldfaced below),… [...]
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