Through GLI’s EnterpriseCorp & Enterprise Angels, the Kentucky Innovation Network, Purdue’s Research Park, IdeaFestival, and many business accelerators, Greater Louisville shows dedication to building a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem and culture for small, early, and second stage fast growth firms.
Between January and April of 2015, GLI’s EnterpriseCorp has assisted 9 companies in raising $3.4 million in investment capital. Two of EnterpriseCorp’s clients – 3P Biotechnologies Inc. and Bert Thin Films – were recently awarded funding as part of a program to support and attract technology-based small businesses in Kentucky.
Per the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Louisville MSA was in the top 20% of all U.S. Metros for total number of utility patents (patents for invention) produced in 2013.
To view Greater Louisville’s Innovation Index, and compare it to other regions, click here.