Resources

To help Louisville startups succeed

Co-working Spaces & Hackerspaces

1804 – entrepreneurship center
31e – co-working space
(c)space
– nonprofits
ChefSpace – commercial kitchen incubator
Eagle’s Nest – meeting space
FirstBuild (GE @ UofL) – microfactory & prototyping maker space
Gigabit Experience Center (at LCCC) – meeting and event space
iHub
LouieLab (City of Louisville) – Reservable meeting space for groups and events based in innovation.
Louisville Bespoke – co-working space for the fashion industry
LVL1 Hackerspace
Maker13 – maker space in Jeffersonville, IN
Story Louisville
The Park
UofL Institute for Product Realization – makerspace, tools, rapid prototyping, renewable energy, material sciences
Warp Zone Louisville – game developer coworking and event space

Sources of Early-Stage Funding

Access Ventures (small business loans, equity investments)
Allos Ventures (Cincinnati, Indianapolis)
BF Capital – Yearling Fund (article on 2nd fund)
Bluegrass Angels (group – Lexington)
Bluegrass Angels Fund (fund – Lexington, KY)
Cherub Fund (small seed investments in KY startups – Lexington)
Chrysalis Ventures (health care and technology – Louisville)
CincyTech (Cincinnati)
Commonwealth Seed Capital (KY-based companies)
Connetic Ventures (Covington, KY – geographically agnostic)
Elevate Ventures (IN-based companies)
Enterprise Angels (group – Louisville)
Enterprise Angels Fund (fund – Louisville)
Innovate Indiana Fund (funds startups w/ direct ties to IU)
Keiretsu Forum Midwest (Cincinnati, OH)
KTECH Capital (Northern KY)
KY Angel Investment Tax Credit (info for investors & startups)
Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation
KY Enterprise Fund – Startups@KSTC (KY-based companies)
LEVO Capital
Lincoln Trail Venture Group (Elizabethtown, KY)
Lunsford Capital
Marshall Ventures Fund (Owensboro, KY)
Neace Ventures (real estate and venture capital)
Queen City Angels (Cincinnati, OH)
Radicle Capital (social impact investments)
Poplar Ventures
Purdue startup funding (for Purdue tech, faculty, students, alums)
SBIR/STTC – federal grants + KY matching
Scalable Ventures (B2B Internet and Mobile Startups – Louisville)
Sequel Fund (seed-stage companies in the Louisville area)
VisionTech Angels (Indianapolis)

Web, Software & Hardware Technology Groups

Our friends at LouisvilleTech maintain a comprehensive list of technology groups in Louisville:

Louisville Technology Groups

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