Executive Director, EnterpriseCorp
Lisa is responsible for the development of innovation-driven, technology based companies through client services including capital access, talent attraction, key strategic introductions, and business coaching. She creates and directs programs, workshops, and events that add to the culture of Louisville’s vibrant startup community. Under her leadership, the (former) High Impact Program, focusing on fast growth companies, received the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Excellence in Economic Development Award, was a finalist for the CoreNet Global Economic Development Leadership Award, and received Honorable Mention from the International Economic Development Council’s Excellence in Economic Development Award. Lisa’s career began in the online travel industry in Miami through successive positions in technology, software project management, and marketing and eventually led her to a product marketing role in Silicon Valley with BroadVision while managing a global team of software developers located in Nice, France. She holds a B.A. in organizational psychology and an MBA, both from the University of Miami (FL).
Asst. Director, Kentucky Innovation Network
Brittain’s focus includes execution of Kentucky Innovation Network goals and client work throughout the seven-county region served by the Louisville office. She works with several programs concentrated on the emerging generation of entrepreneurs including the Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge, a program that introduces high school students to entrepreneurship, and Idea State University, a statewide business plan competition for college students. Brittain is also the Executive Manager of the Enterprise Angels, a Louisville-based angel investor network comprised of high net-worth individuals actively seeking investments in well vetted, investment grade deals. Prior to joining EnterpriseCorp, Brittain was the executive director of Downtown Frankfort, Inc., a non-profit organization focused on the revitalization of Frankfort, Kentucky’s historic downtown district. She is the cofounder of Squirrel Hound Productions and produced The Kentucky Dirty mud run. She has previous experience as an urban planner in Atlanta, Georgia and Melbourne, Australia, and has volunteered with youth organizations for almost two decades. She holds a B.A. in English from Smith College and a M.C.R.P. from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Commercialization Director, Customer Engagement
email@example.comEllie’s focus is shaping the Greater Louisville Region’s entrepreneurial culture to harness the power of customer discovery, customer acquisition, and early revenue. She does this through implementing and establishing programs to teach entrepreneurs how to acquire customers, and by facilitating key contacts at major local and regional corporations who can then serve as early customers for entrepreneurs. Ellie serves as the Program Director of Vogt Awards, a Louisville accelerator that provides non-dilutive pre-seed investment and coaching, and Program Director of MentorLouisville, which matches entrepreneurs with mentors and experts. She is also developing a sales bootcamp which will complete a trifecta of programs to support local entrepreneurs.Ellie previously worked in the trenches of high-tech startup Space Tango Inc and for the Kentucky Innovation Network as a Startup coach/educator. A Louisville native, she attended Morehead State University as a D1 volleyball player and received her B.S. in Business Administration: Entrepreneurship.