Resources

To help Louisville startups succeed

Co-working Spaces & Hackerspaces

31e – co-working space
(c)space
– nonprofits
ChefSpace – commercial kitchen incubator
Eagle’s Nest – meeting space
FirstBuild (GE @ UofL) – microfactory & prototyping maker space
iHub
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)
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)
INnovation Angels (*)(Southern Indiana)
Innovate Indiana Fund (funds startups w/ direct ties to IU)
Keiretsu Forum Midwest (Cincinnati, OH)
KY Angel Investment Tax Credit (info for investors & startups)
Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation
KY Enterprise Fund – Startups@KSTC (KY-based companies)
KY Seed Capital Fund (*) (biomedical and healthcare)
Lincoln Trail Venture Group (Elizabethtown, KY)
Louisville Angel Network (*)
Marshall Ventures Fund (Owensboro, KY)
Neace Ventures (real estate and venture capital)
Queen City Angels (Cincinnati, OH)
Radicle Capital (social impact investments)
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)

(*) – no longer actively investing?

Web, Software & Hardware Technology Groups

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