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Kentucky entrepreneurs are creating innovations and founding businesses that change the world


KY Innovation


Helps courageous entrepreneurs, creative business founders, high-growth startups and savvy investors star in their own success stories. We make it easy to find the resources, collaborators and capital you need to not only dream big but make those dreams a reality.


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Entrepreneurs


You have a great idea. How can you turn it into a great business? Maybe you already have started a business but need help to make it grow. We can help!

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Innovative Startups


You are creating an innovative, high-tech company in Kentucky. YOU may or may not have startup funding, but you need whatever help is available.


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Investors


You are looking to make a solid investment in Kentucky business that can provide the best possibility for a solid return.


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Success Stories


Schedule It is a Kentucky-based company that provides scheduling solutions for insurance companies, independent adjusting firms and adjusters through a subscription.  Customers have access to a variety of services via this platform, including mapping and routing, calling and scheduling and file notes.

The various functions of each of these capabilities promised to clients are what makes Schedule It unique. Optimizing inspection routes to help adjusters work faster and decrease fuel usage, providing professional contact to the insured, setting up appointments based on adjuster preferences and sync inspections to the adjuster’s smartphone and making it simple to keep all parties updated on claim status are among a few of the services provided.  Link: https://www.scheduleit.io/

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A Kentucky-based software company that provides simple, paper-free safety management. It allows for members in different offices to collaborate and make data-driven decisions, all in an effort to predict, prevent and eliminate incidents and injuries. Some of the software’s capabilities include incident and injury reporting, compliance, audit tracking and digitized workflow.

What makes iReportSource unique is its ability to save time, save money, create accountability throughout any size corporation, produce necessary results and provide learning opportunities.

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From root to shelf, AgTech Scientific is a leader in hemp farming, processing and formulation. Through a vertically integrated business model, the company ensures secured supply, quality cultivation, efficient extraction and automated production processes. This system has allowed for success for this young business, which began in 2015.

What makes AgTech Scientific unique is its effort toward further research and development. The company has partnered with leading institutions to develop evidence-based pharmaceutical grade products to support health claims.

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Shopperations is a Kentucky-based company for retail and brand marketers.  The software caters to the needs of this audience by providing a planning and collaboration platform that navigates the relationship between brand marketing, shopper marketing, sales and retail customers.

What makes Shopperations unique is its promise for intuitive interface and workflow, access to time-saving automated calendars and real-time updates and effortless dollar tracking capabilities. In addition to this promise, Shopperations includes a user friendly dashboard and specialized features for any brand or retail marketer.  Link: https://shopperations.com/#spu-204

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MXD Process is unlocking and utilizing Earth’s resources through process engineering and equipment.  It consists of three brands: Mixer Direct, Titan Tanks and MXD Systems, all of which work together to provide one supplier and manufacturer for a client’s entire process.  The company’s promise allows customers access to unique expertise, individual design and generous service.

What makes MXD Process unique is its international outreach.  The company is a global supplier in over 60 countries and strives for nothing less than building and providing the best process equipment, best service and best quality to each client.  Link: http://www.mxdprocess.com/

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MailHaven, a company that is headquartered in Louisville and has raised millions in investment dollars, is revolutionizing the mail delivery system.  This business created software that allows users to safely track incoming deliveries, create separate email accounts for online shopping, and will notify consumers when a package has arrived.

What makes MailHaven unique is its simple, usable solution to the problem of missing deliveries, an issue that many face.  Through the use of the MailHaven app, consumers can rest assured that their online purchases will be tracked, secured and delivered. Link: https://www.wdrb.com/news/louisville-startup-mailhaven-protects-your-packages-from-weather-and-thieves/article_739bce4b-bc2d-58a9-9420-ee3eb9f02870.html

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Medical equipment needs made simple by Healthcare Asset Network.  This company provides new, refurbished and used medical equipment, as well as saving time, reducing risk and ensuring better value to clients.

What makes Healthcare Asset Network unique is the HANDLE Guarantee.  By using this healthcare provider, one is assured protection whether he/she is buying, selling, sharing or extending the life of a healthcare item.  Link: https://www.handleglobal.com/

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Endeavor, a leader in the high-impact entrepreneurship movement world-wide, works to select, support and multiply the influence of entrepreneurs.  With the assistance of Endeavor employees, entrepreneurs are selected through a rigorous process and mentored with the goal of successfully scaling business and generating wealth in varying industries internationally.

What makes Endeavor unique is its Kentucky-based work.  Since the Endeavor launch in 2015, eight Kentucky entrepreneurs have been selected and represented six companies in the Commonwealth. Link: https://endeavorlouisville.org/

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Ranked number 13 of the Fastest Growing Companies on Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500 is El Toro.  This platform is the only one-to-one 100% cookie-free IP targeting solution.

What makes El Toro unique is their marketing approach and view on IP addresses.  El Toro believes that IP addresses are a way to connect businesses and marketers to their customers through the seemingly limitless idea of IP targeting.  By utilizing this technique, El Toro is allowing access for their clients on account based marketing tactics, CRM targeting and more. Link: https://www.eltoro.com/

Featured Ways We Can Help

Regional Innovation for Startups and Entrepreneurs (RISE)


Are you an entrepreneurs or startup with high growth potential? Our RISE hubs throughout the state offer comprehensive services and connections to regional resources.

SBIR/STTR Funding and Match


Do you need help obtaining federal funding for growing or commercializing a high-tech business OR Have federal funding, but need matching dollars to realize your startup’s potential?

Commonwealth Commercialization Center (C3)


Are you a researcher looking for the best way to commercialize your work, an entrepreneur looking for innovative IP or an investor looking for the next great company?

Small business tax credits (KSBTC)


Are you a startup or small business that’s hired at least one full-time employee or invested in equipment looking for tax relief while you grow?

Small business credit (KSBCI and Small Business Loans)


Are you a startup or small business that could use a loan or federally funded lending support?

Export Assistance (STEP)


Are you a startup or small business that could use grant funding for a range of export-related activities?

News & Upcoming Events


April 29, 2019
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How Louisville CEOs will Use Derby to Bring Business to Town


Using the Kentucky Derby as a sales opportunity is an old concept for many Louisville business leaders. But a group of health care CEOs are looking to take it a step further with a Derby weekend pitch competition. Caretech Pitch, put on by the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council, aims to… [...]

April 29, 2019
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University of Louisville to Launch Partnership with IBM

April 29, 2019
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Run for the Unicorns for Business Professionals Includes ‘Shark Tank’ Preliminaries

April 29, 2019
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JPMorgan Chase Advancing Cities Awards Louisville $3M for Use in Expanding Economic Opportunity

April 29, 2019
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GLI Announces 2019 Inc.credible Awards Finalists

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KY Innovation
300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-7670
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