Venture Innovation Summit

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277 people attended
Highlighting tech & innovation from the Bluegrass and Ohio River Valley on April 22nd.  Join and be part of fueling the growth of innovation, entrepreneurs, high growth startups from flyover country.

  • Summits - entrepreneurial and investor resources who can help you navigate our communities and local startups
  • Deal Flow - conversations with innovators and industry leaders on topics for entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators. 
  • Expo - local startups w/ virtual booths & live representation
  • Networking
  • One-on-one sessions (scheduled in advance for Investors and Founders) 

The world is a little upside down right now and there are new problems to be solved.  We encourage you to attempt something completely new, leverage each other's expansive networks and expertise, help founders progress, investors find deals, and regions across Mid-America sow new seeds of innovation.

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Schedule

· Sessions
Ecosystem Panel - Northern KY/Greater Cincinnati
Paul Ehlinger Scott Jacobs Abby Ober Raechele Gray
· Sessions
Ecosystem Panel - Louisville, KY
Jackie Willmot Marigrace Ragsdale Larry Horn Lisa Bajorinas Jackson Andrews Darrall Henderson
· Sessions
Ecosystem Panel - Lexington, KY
David Goodnight Ryan Kaffenberger, MPA Taunya Phillips Vince Edwards Eric Hartman Keith McMunn
· Sessions
Stuccco - Real Estate Meets Virtualization
Matt Langan Jack Berube Kelby Price Paul Ehlinger
· Sessions
Level Up - The Gig Economy, Buying Power, and The Big Reset
Natalia Bishop diane mulcahy Paul Ehlinger Kelby Price
· Sessions
Frayt - The logistics of just-in-time for Stuff & People
Lawrence McCord Jack Berube Paul Ehlinger Kelby Price

Speakers

diane mulcahy
diane mulcahy

Private Equity, Kauffman Foundation

David Goodnight
David Goodnight

Investor, Bluegrass Angels

Kelby Price
Kelby Price

Venture Finance, KSTC

Scott Jacobs
Scott Jacobs

Executive Director, Queen City Angels

Ryan Kaffenberger, MPA
Ryan Kaffenberger, MPA

Commerce Lexington E.D.

Marigrace Ragsdale
Marigrace Ragsdale

Associate - Access Ventures/Render Capital

Larry Horn
Larry Horn

Executive Director - LEAP

Taunya Phillips
Taunya Phillips

Senior Associate Director, New Ventures & Alliances, UK

Paul Ehlinger
Paul Ehlinger

VC, Allos Ventures

Lisa Bajorinas
Lisa Bajorinas

Director, Vogt Awards

Jackie Willmot
Jackie Willmot

CEO & Co-founder, XLerateHealth

Vince Edwards
Vince Edwards

CEO, Empire Builders

Jackson Andrews
Jackson Andrews

Managing Director at Endeavor - Louisville

Abby Ober
Abby Ober

Community Manager at Northern Kentucky Tri-ED

Raechele Gray
Raechele Gray

Manager, Entrepreneur Selection & Growth at Endeavor

Darrall Henderson
Darrall Henderson

State Director, Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Keith McMunn
Keith McMunn

Director of Awesome Fellowship

Eric Hartman
Eric Hartman

Associate Director, New Ventures @ UK

Lawrence McCord
Lawrence McCord

Founder & CEO, Frayt

Brian Cobb
Brian Cobb

Chief Innovation Officer, CVG Airport

Matt Langan
Matt Langan

Founder & CEO, Stucco

Jack Berube
Jack Berube

Founder & CEO, MERGED RE

Natalia Bishop
Natalia Bishop

Founder & CEO, Level Up

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Hosted by

KSTC

We maintain the belief that individuals don’t have to be geographically or socially privileged to have great ideas and create positive change.

Booths

Qualifi

Qualifi

Empowers recruiters by enabling on-demand phone interviews.

Switcher Studio

Switcher Studio

Live streaming platform ...

GoWild

GoWild

App and social community for hunting, fishing and the outdoors.

Podchaser

Podchaser

IMDB for podcasts ...

Abre

Abre

education management platform

Moolathon

Moolathon

Social fundraising platform and fitness tracker

Forecastr

Forecastr

financial modeling platform

findCRA

findCRA

Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) compliance, research, partner and opportunity management

Lokator

Lokator

Baseball pich targeting and computer vision video training platform.

FlyWire

FlyWire

Hardware-enabled software service providing value-add data solution for the seafood industry

Virtual Peaker

Virtual Peaker

Power utility demand control, IoT integration, and customer engagement platform.

Dot Neutral

Dot Neutral

carbon offsets for ecommerce

Weeve

Weeve

Employee feedback software platform for teams.

Frayt

Frayt

On-demand shipping services

Middle Tech Podcast

Middle Tech Podcast

A weekly podcast exploring startups, technology, and entrepreneurship in Kentucky and beyond.

Wicked Sheets

Wicked Sheets

Moisture wicking and cooling sheets that are free of dyes, bleach and chemicals that cause skin irritation.

Nymbl Systems

Nymbl Systems

Practice management & electronic healthcare record system for Orthotics and Prosthetics

TackleHack Outdoors

TackleHack Outdoors

Curated marketplace for small-batch and custom outdoor gear.

Land Betterment

Land Betterment

Up-cycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation

Superfan

Superfan

Mobile fan engagement platform

OrchestraRx

OrchestraRx

Prescription drug management platform.

OR Link

OR Link

Healthcare software platform for surgical preferences, peri-operative scheduling management and surgical education.

AdaptiveEndo

AdaptiveEndo

Low cost, high quality reusable Endoscopy platform system

MERGED Solutions

MERGED Solutions

Transaction and Services Marketplace for Real Estate

Smart Farm Systems

Smart Farm Systems

Precision irrigation monitoring and control system.

EZ Chow

EZ Chow

Food service ordering & Delivery Platform

10XTS

10XTS

distributed ledger for investment banking and finance

OmniLife

OmniLife

Communication & management platform for transplant centers and organ procurement organizations.

HANDLE

HANDLE

Healthcare asset management platform

Pascal Tags

Pascal Tags

Chip-less inventory tag acting as a Universal VIN number for every product.

SnapShyft

SnapShyft

Labor Marketplace Platform

Enriched Couples

Enriched Couples

increasing trust and strengthening communication skills around personal finances for couples

Unitonomy

Unitonomy

Software platform that helps companies grow, manage and measure their culture.

Spectrum Tracking

Spectrum Tracking

SaaS telematic solutions leveraging IoT for automotive, transportation, security, logistics, & insurance industries.

MetaCT

MetaCT

Road constrution material hauling and trucking coordination platform.

HeXalayer

HeXalayer

Material sciences & Lithium-ion battery cell developer

myFamilyChannel

myFamilyChannel

Interactive private TV channel connecting residents, family, and staff.

Liberate Medical

Liberate Medical

Abdominal electrical muscle stimulation for respiratory disease and ventilator rehabilitiation

Roth River

Roth River

Aging spirits data collection and analytics platform for distilleries

Raadz

Raadz

Digital advertising platform that provides an audience that wants to see your ads!

Horse Racing Nation

Horse Racing Nation

the leading news and information site in horse racing

AxisPoint Alliance

AxisPoint Alliance

Facility Products Supply Chain, Connecting large end users with suppliers through technology and service

EdjSports

EdjSports

Data intelligence firm for the sports industry

MEP Equine Solutions

MEP Equine Solutions

Testing for parasite eggs in fecal matter for equine industry

Lepidext

Lepidext

Developer of biological sterilizing viruses for insect control

RootNote

RootNote

standardized and scalable solution for equity investments in the music industry

Aperity

Aperity

B2B Data Exchange platform for brands+channel partners

Kare Mobile

Kare Mobile

Mobile dentistry platform

Level Up

Level Up

Instruction, teaching and marketplace for pop-up style offline classes

Hafta Have

Hafta Have

Hafta Have is your new offline revenue engine.

Cloverleaf

Cloverleaf

Creating and Managing Great Teams

Adder Mobile Technologies

Adder Mobile Technologies

data analytics platform for out of home and word of mouth advertisers.

Avail

Avail

Content Management for BIM Professionals

BehaVR

BehaVR

Digital therapeutics for behavioral health

Borderless

Borderless

International direct debit platform

Chibo

Chibo

a brand new way to learn to cook from home

Clover Learning

Clover Learning

healthcare education platform

eBlu Solutions

eBlu Solutions

Insurance Benefits Verification, Authorization, & Financial Tracking