By Lisa Hornung | Posted on November 8, 2018
Louisville’s entrepreneurship community is hosting its first Techstars Startup Week, in which local entrepreneurs or those interested in entrepreneurship and startups can come to learn about the local startup community. The event overlaps with Global Entrepreneurship Week, which Louisville has been participating in for...
By Lisa Hornung | Posted on October 4, 2018
Terry Gill, secretary of Kentucky’s Economic Development cabinet, said Kentucky's ranking at 39th in the nation for new business creation is what his team is working to change.
By Lisa Hornung | Posted on September 25, 2018
Whenever actors or musicians win a major award, there is typically one person they all make sure to thank — their moms. Prizes like first place in FirstBuild’s fourth annual “Hack the Home” Hackathon are no different. When Josh Weil and his teammates Eric Ott and Alex...
By Lisa Hornung | Posted on September 6, 2018
In the early years of Genscape, co-founders Sean O’Leary and Sterling Lapinski experienced lots of ups and downs, from not being able to make the payroll to, at one point, owing $1 million and having no idea how they were going to pay it back....
By Lisa Hornung | Posted on August 30, 2018
Amy Henson grew up loving horses. She always knew she would own them, but horses are expensive, and she had to earn enough money to keep them. As an adult, she became an optometrist and bought a farm and horses: Dream achieved. But when...
GLI awards Solid Light Small Business of the Year and Tendai Charasika as Small Business Leader of the YearBy Lisa Hornung | Posted on May 9, 2018
Small business was celebrated Tuesday night at the Greater Louisville Inc. Inc. Credible Awards, in which owners praised the local business community and the city of Louisville. A recurring theme was that these companies were proud to have started here and will continue to...
The buzz on Phocus: Two Louisville entrepreneurs have put caffeine in sparkling water, and it’s all goodBy Sara Havens | Posted on February 22, 2018
Many of us reach for that extra cup of coffee or a can of Red Bull because we’re in search of that magic substance that’ll help put a pep in our step. However, with sugary sodas and energy drinks come calories, chemical preservatives and...
By Boris Ladwig | Posted on January 8, 2018
GE Appliances has launched a startup, called Giddy, to help business bring better-designed products to market quickly, building upon lessons the company learned from its co-creation subsidiary FirstBuild. The eight-person Giddy team, the members of which remain employed with GE Appliances, is based in...
By Boris Ladwig | Posted on January 5, 2018
A state income tax credit on angel investments is in danger of collapsing under the weight of its own popularity — and because the money the state has allotted to the program may run out as early as this year. The credit, now in...
By Mickey Meece | Posted on December 5, 2017
On Tuesday morning, Steve Case’s $150 million Rise of the Rest venture capital fund announced a Who’s Who list of investors, according to Andrew Ross Sorkin, of The New York Times, who broke the news. “All told, it may be the greatest concentration of...