Jacy Cruz

Jacy Cruz

Velocity hires director of operations

It’s easy to keep thinking of Velocity Indiana as the co-working space and accelerator that it was at its inception, but it has been growing over the years. It’s an accelerator, a co-working space, an education center. It offers children’s classes, hosts meetings and has recently introduced its MakerMobile.

Trying to label Velocity has become nigh-impossible. Innovation Center, maybe?

But it has grown enough that it had to create a new position, director of operations, and have hired startup superstar Jacy Cruz.

Cruz has a degree religion from Princeton and is a graduate of the MBA program at U of L. She writes on Velocity’s blog, “In the past few years, I have co-founded an agricultural/natural foods company, developed strategic plans and financial models for several local startups, supported local angel investors in their due diligence, helped develop and launch a new accelerator program, and helped design and manage a new co-working space.”

She’s the co-founder of USChia and a director at XLerateHealth. Cruz has been on the Startup Weekend organizational team for the last three events. Most recently, she worked with Medical Search Technologies, a startup which relocated to Louisville from Chicago last year.

Boutique moves to Crescent Hill

Consider Boutique has moved from its Original Highlands location on Baxter Avenue into new Crescent Hill digs. The shop — which carries handcrafted jewelry, housewares and art — now is located behind Just Creations off Frankfort Avenue, at 107 S. Bayly Ave., across from the Crescent Hill Trading Co.

Owner Casey Emrich closed up shop on Baxter Avenue at the end of September and has been working to renovate the new Crescent Hill space. A grand re-opening party is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18. 

Also, artists interested in consigning works at the shop should email [email protected]

Shop hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.