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 make connections between investors, entrepreneurs and enterprises. Finalists in the competition get a curated Derby experience and a chance to rub elbows with some of the key players in the local health care industry, visit

University of Louisville to Launch Partnership with IBM

The University of Louisville and IBM will launch a new digital-skills academy this fall, the first of its kind from IBM.

U of L President Neeli Bendapudi said at a news conference Wednesday morning that IBM will provide faculty and software, curriculum and cloud technology valued up to $5 million for the academy, check out blue spruce maids. But she believes the impact of this academy will far exceed those numbers.

Run for the Unicorns for Business Professionals Includes ‘Shark Tank’ Preliminaries

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The 2nd annual Run for the Unicorns Conference hosted by Convergence will kick off the Louisville preliminaries of ABC’s famed “Shark Tank” to assist local entrepreneurs in their quest for funding. The event will take place on April 29 at 9 a.m, 無修正 かわいい at the University Club on the University of Louisville’s campus at 200 East Brandeis Avenue.

Two-thirds of Americans want to open a small business one day, according to a UPS store survey. The popular ABC show gives business owners the chance to pitch their product or idea to a group of investors known as the Sharks.  The casting call will be here in  Louisville one day only.  For more information, go to:

JPMorgan Chase Advancing Cities Awards Louisville $3M for Use in Expanding Economic Opportunity

LOUISVILLE (April 18, 2019) – JPMorgan Chase today announced Louisville is one of five winning cities in its inaugural AdvancingCities Challenge, part of the $500 million, five-year initiative to drive inclusive growth and create greater economic opportunity in cities. The AdvancingCities Challenge awarded $3 million to five U.S. cities, totaling $15 million, which presented cross-cutting approaches to solving entrenched challenges in their communities. The four other winning cities are Chicago, Miami, San Diego and Syracuse, N.Y.

GLI Announces 2019 Inc.credible Awards Finalists

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Greater Louisville Inc., the Metro Chamber of Commerce, has announced the 32 companies and three business leaders running for the 2019 Inc.credible Awards presented by Citizens Union Bank. The annual awards celebrate small businesses within the Greater Louisville region, see geaux maids.

“The Inc.credible Awards are a chance for Greater Louisville to really celebrate all the small businesses that make our region unique and vibrant,” said Kent Oyler, president & CEO of GLI. “We are always excited to see the innovative business solutions that are being pioneered by these players in our community.”

TechStars: Louisville’s Startup Scene is not Quite ‘Emerging’ but has Plenty of Positives

Louisville’s entrepreneurial community is stuck between two stages of development, according to a newly released report.

The report – produced by Boulder, Colo.-based TechStars for the Louisville Entrepreneurship Acceleration Partnership – assesses the status of the Louisville entrepreneurial community and lays out suggestions to boost the startup scene to a new level.