Kentucky

30 07, 2020

Kentucky creates nationally unique partnerships to commercialize academic tech innovations

By |2020-07-30T10:02:01+00:00July 30th, 2020|Kentucky|0 Comments

Gov. Andy Beshear announced the creation of Kentucky Commercialization Ventures (KCV), a new public-private partnership unique in the U.S. that aims to develop academic innovations into job-creating tech companies. “We all want to grow Kentucky’s tech sector and create the high-paying, knowledge-based jobs that follow. A big part of doing so is turning Kentucky’s own [...]

23 07, 2020

NIH-funded Network Led by XLerateHealth and UK Supports HBCU Commercialization 

By |2020-07-23T11:27:15+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Kentucky|0 Comments

The University of Kentucky and XLerateHealth, a national startup accelerator, are partnering with Jackson State University (JSU) to launch a program that helps advance and commercialize innovative human health focused ideas from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The program is receiving support from the XLerator Network, an NIH-funded accelerator hub that supports health care innovation [...]

12 03, 2020

NKU launches Health Innovation Accelerator; goal is to meet needs, make Commonwealth healthier

By |2020-03-12T07:41:00+00:00March 12th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Kentucky|0 Comments

Northern Kentucky University’s Institute for Health Innovation (IHI) has launched SoCap Accelerate, a Health Innovation Accelerator for Northern Kentucky. The six-week program targets companies looking to solve a health problem in an innovative way who have a beta version of their product ready for testing. SoCap Accelerate will help these companies grow and scale their [...]

20 02, 2020

NKU launches Health Innovation Accelerator 

By |2020-02-20T09:51:41+00:00February 20th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Kentucky|0 Comments

Northern Kentucky University’s Institute for Health Innovation (IHI) launches SoCap Accelerate, a Health Innovation Accelerator for northern Kentucky. The six-week program targets companies looking to solve a health problem in an innovative way who have a beta version of their product ready for testing. SoCap Accelerate will help these companies grow and scale their businesses. [...]

30 01, 2020

Ideas are a lot like a good bourbon — developing them takes time, care and constant refining-University of Louisville

By |2020-01-30T09:45:41+00:00January 30th, 2020|Kentucky|0 Comments

Ideas are a lot like a good bourbon — developing them takes time, care and constant refining. At the University of Louisville, we apply that methodology to the ideas that come out of our research. Rather than keep them in the classroom or lab, we use those ideas as a mash that we ferment, double and [...]

7 11, 2019

Groundbreaking grant will transform KY’s Healthcare startup ecosystem, statewide organization formed

By |2019-11-07T06:25:09+00:00November 7th, 2019|Kentucky|0 Comments

A $4 million grant received by the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Commonwealth Commercialization Center (C3) and the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development demonstrates the power of partnership. It also paves the way to bring dozens of new med-tech and health-related companies to life across the state in the coming years. The four-year Research [...]

9 05, 2019

KY Entrepreneurship | Reinventing Startup Support 

By |2019-05-09T08:57:52+00:00May 9th, 2019|Kentucky|0 Comments

With state government shuttering its dozen Kentucky Innovation Network offices in favor of more localized support for startup business ecosystems, the Greater Louisville region is percolating with new public-sector ventures to incite economic growth by nurturing the area’s entrepreneurs. The Louisville metropolitan area is growing, but not as rapidly as it would prefer with a [...]

12 10, 2018

XLerateHealth, U of L, UK and WVU to create medical technology platform 

By |2018-10-12T09:56:27+00:00October 12th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Kentucky|0 Comments

XLerateHealth LLC and three major universities are working together to create a hub that would help universities commercialize new biomedical technology. The Louisville startup accelerator is working with the University of Louisville, University of Kentucky and West Virginia University to create an online accelerator hub, and their leaders announced Thursday that they will use a [...]

11 08, 2017

University of Kentucky UKAccel Program Has First Graduating Class, Demo Day 

By |2017-08-11T18:38:33+00:00August 11th, 2017|Competition, Kentucky, Student Funds|0 Comments

The University of Kentucky Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship (VACE) and UK's Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) held the first Demo Day at the Gatton College of Business and Economics with graduates from the UKAccel Program. The UKAccel program, which is managed by OTC and VACE, offers a professional development and experiential learning opportunity to UK researchers interested in turning their intellectual property into [...]

6 08, 2015

Kentucky Grants $800,000 in State Income Tax Credits to Accelerator

By |2015-08-06T10:47:15+00:00August 6th, 2015|Kentucky, State or Government|0 Comments

The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority today granted to UpTech Fund II, LLC $800,000 in state income tax credits, pursuant to the Kentucky Investment Fund Act. UpTech Fund II, the pre-seed fund connected with the UpTech, Inc. accelerator program in Covington, is in the process of raising a $2,000,000 fund to make investments in the [...]