Louisville’s entrepreneurial community is growing through the dedication of passionate community members. Social impact investing has become a focal point for Louisville with the launch of Access Ventures and their work toward making Louisville a Kiva Zip city, which focuses on microlending. The University of Louisville’s Nucleus Innovation Park brings together research and commercialization resources and has become density point in our community, with organizations like Code Louisville and the Learning House’s Software Guild reallocating nearby.
Startups are drawn to Louisville, and Kentucky as a whole, by our density of manufacturing, food and beverage, logistic, business services and aging care business clusters. Kentucky is also a relocation point through a statewide SBIR/STTR Matching Funds Program, administered through the Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation (KSEF). Investors are enticed to support early-stage companies through the Kentucky Angel Investment Act Program.