WHY RISE? Regional Innovation for Startups and Entrepreneurs (RISE) represents Kentucky’s completely rejuvenated and refocused approach to building vibrant clusters of innovation across the state and growing the overall economy. This 120-county effort to modernize Kentucky’s support for high-tech, high-growth-potential businesses leverages each region’s unique strengths for fostering innovation. RISE unites universities, established companies and industry sectors, entrepreneurs, business accelerator and incubator programs and many other public and private entities to best serve courageous business founders across the commonwealth.

What that means for you: If you are an entrepreneur with an innovative startup or existing business with the potential to scale, RISE hubs across Kentucky can meet you where you are – both physically and at the precise stage in your businesses lifespan. Whether that is early-stage education and mentorship, pitch competitions, navigating local and state regulations, connections to the regional and statewide networks of other entrepreneurs, introductions to relevant industry sectors and big corporations, or any other business tool, RISE will help turn your dream idea into reality.


RISE West Ky.


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Michael Ramage – mramage@murraystate.edu


SOAR Innovation


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Ryan Jones – ryan@soar-ky.org


LEAP/Louisville


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Patrick Henshaw – patrick@louisvilleleap.com


ACE/Lexington


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Brian Raney – brianraney@awesomeinc.org


RISE NKY


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Abby Ober – abby@nkyinnovation.org


RISE is not limited by political or geographical boundaries – and neither are you. If there is a service or asset not available in your immediate area, KY Innovation and our regional hubs can promptly connect you with the best solution for your business regardless of location.

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