AI & supply chain | Tracking COVID-19 | Virtual playdates

              Today’s issue: AI improving data for beverage supply chain A boost for tracking COVID-19 locally Reviewing Louisville's social distancing effort Building for the future Virtual playdates for kids Know your city!  May 19, 2020     INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT: APERITY   An AI data solution for beverage companies John [...]

What the return to the office may entail and leveraging startup ingenuity

              Today’s issue: New kiosk for fever detection Relief for cancer patients Norton gets $125K boost for COVID-19 relief efforts A new starting point for local startups Louisville's first virtual hack-a-thon Know your city!  May 12, 2020     BACK TO WORK   A fever detection kiosk to help [...]

How HealthTech and CareTech are driving Louisville forward 

A Louisville company has developed a product that may reduce patient time spent on a ventilator. Mechanical ventilation has been in the news a lot lately as it has been used increasingly in coronavirus treatment. The issue is that the longer a patient is on a ventilator, the more problems that can be introduced, including a weakening of the breathing muscles and cardiac complications. It’s also costly: For every day a person is dependent on mechanical ventilation, costs increase by $1,500.

A Bluegrass blueprint for improved COVID-19 testing

Today’s issue: How a healthcare community comes together against COVID-19 SkuVault helps overcome supply-chain collapse Poplar Ventures closes $22 million venture capital fund  A virtual 5K to raise gap funding for local small businesses UofL has a friend in the diamond business 30-day Data Upskilling Challenge Initiative Remembering past pandemics Know your city!  April 28, [...]

Meet 2 business leaders; exciting health research; fun history + more

Today’s issue: GlowTouch aims to add 75 local employees despite pandemic EZ-Chow exceeds $1M funding goal Louisville comes together to coordinate critical research UoL finds a link between obesity and breast cancer Know your city!  April 21, 2020 VIRTUAL EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT  Venture Innovation Summit - This Wednesday! Join KSTC and regional partners for their first [...]

Startup optimizes energy consumption to power growth. Plus, creativity and pivots to fight COVID-19.

              Today’s issue: Virtual Peaker growing by 8X in 2 years This funny business ain't no joke! Our school computers used for COVID-19 research A quick pivot aids PPE shortage Louisville community comes together to support small businesses Know your city!  April 14, 2020     FEATURED STARTUP: VIRTUAL [...]

Louisville startup helps reduce costs for restaurants. And, local COVID-19 research and resources.

              Today’s issue: Featured startup: How a pod can clean restaurant grease Cornbread Hemp growing UofL and local hospitals fighting COVID-19 Bourbon's biggest names producing hand sanitizer Details on Louisville's small business loan program Know your city!  April 7, 2020     FEATURED STARTUP: FRESHFRY   From the frying [...]

Why move your company from NYC to The ‘Ville? That answer and more!

Today’s issue: Featured startup: Why choose Louisville? Polish your pitch for Render Capital UofL Speed School making 3D medical masks Infectious disease experts at UofL partner with local hospitals Could tobacco be a treatment for COVID-19? Know your city!  March 31, 2020 VIEW IN BROWSER   FORWARD  SUBSCRIBE! Share today's newsletter on social media FEATURED [...]

Home-grown talent and home-grown solutions for social distancing

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change." - Brene Brown   Today’s issue: Featured startup: An online platform for conducting virtual walkathons Finding tech talent in our own backyard Two ways we are tackling social distancing Scrapbook Know your city!  March 24, 2020 FEATURED STARTUP: MOOLATHON Mac Wilkinson talks about his social fundraising platform [...]

How we market Louisville as a ‘forever home’ and much more! Climb aboard

              “A great city is that which has the greatest men and women." - Walt Whitman   Today’s issue: Selling Louisville Norton Audubon Hospital expands its heart services Guilt-free caffeine? I'll drink to that Speed School grad recognized for 3D work Scrapbook Know your city!   March 17, 2020 [...]

Why is aging a good thing for us? This and much more today in Louisville Future

“Caregiving will never be one-size-fits-all.” – Nancy L. Kriseman   Today’s issue: Louisville is a leader in health care for the aging The deets on the Optimal Aging Conference Local software company Moxie Girl wins top spot How UofL is preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow Scrapbook Know your city!   March 10, 2020 SPOTLIGHT: [...]

AI in action in Louisville + Meet a brilliant local creator & more good stuff

“I believe that augmented reality will be the biggest technological revolution that happens in our lifetimes.” – Tim Sweeney, Founder of Epic Games   Today’s issue: Meet a guy whose business was guided by his passion for augmented reality. Four startups chosen for Accelerating Customer Growth program How Louisville is embracing AI  Scrapbook Know your [...]

Meet a Bourbon expert; explore some cool tech and more!

“I have never in my life seen a Kentuckian who didn’t have a gun, a pack of cards, and a jug of whiskey.” – Andrew Jackson   Today’s issue: The bourbon blueprint from KY's First Female Master Distiller New book to boost our tech image nationally Nursing school simulation lab dedicated Speed School student tries [...]

Getting research from the labs to the streets & food to deserts; look out for sharks!

              “Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.” –  Hyman Rickover   Today’s issue: Putting research to work Time to feed the sharks! New $15 million regional fund Fighting the food desert Plan your lawn and garden now with Louisville Grow [...]

Why Louisville is on the cutting edge of Healthcare; UK/UL collaborate; cool places to work and more

              “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead   Today’s issue: XLerate supports early stage health startups in Louisville UL and UK making nice? No way! The self-employed don't have to [...]

How does your neighborhood smell? Local tech pioneers + more

“What new technology does is create new opportunities to do a job that customers want done.” – Tim O’Reilly, founder of O'Reilly Media   Today’s issue: Introducing the SmellLouisville app Tech company helps local businesses grow Using technology to promote healthy aging UL helps NASA with blood rehydration The Scrapbook Know your city!   February [...]

Amazing health-tech research improving our odds + new ways to aid local startups

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver." -- Mahatma Gandhi   Today’s issue: Improving stats on premature babies.  Beating cancer with immunotherapy Pfizer Inc. designates UofL its first Center of Excellence. Why is NASA freeze-drying blood? Good news for Louisville entrepreneurs The Scrapbook Know your city!   January [...]

Meet the man with a “game” plan + 3 local creative success stories

              “Buy the ticket, take the ride.” – Hunter S. Thompson   Today’s issue: Meet a man with a game plan.  My house is smarter than yours. Two heart patients in UofL clinical trial. New software to improve employee productivity Mark your calendars. The Scrapbook Know your city!   January 21, [...]

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