“Louisville Startup Standouts: innovators and good citizens” is the second of three in a series of Insider 502 reports taking a closer look at Louisville’s startup ecosystem.

Startups are the lifeblood of a thriving community. Their ideas shape the world around us and the jobs they create fuel our economic engine. This list celebrates innovative entrepreneurs not only for their startup success but for the contributions of time and treasure they’ve made to the community. (While we celebrate these 38 standouts, we also recognize the hundreds of others working tirelessly on new endeavors.)

We created and organized this list using our Insider 502 database which considers nonprofit board participation, history of founding companies, involvement in professional organizations, civic engagement, and other relevant factors.

Download this report on our startup community to learn more about the 38 standouts and how they contribute to the city.

Click here for the full report.