Founders & Funders

Our capital series “Founders & Funders,” held in early 2016, is a three-part program on how to finance your startup.  This year’s program included: reward and equity crowdfunding, angel investing, Kentucky Small Business Tax Credits program, SBA loans and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) federal grants and Kentucky SBIR matching grants.  The presentations from program experts are below.

Equity Crowdfunding – Bill Strench, Frost Brown Todd

Kentucky Small Business Tax Credit – Marilyn LeBourveau, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

Small Business Loans – David Oetken, Louisville Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Quick Reference – SBA Loan Guaranty Programs – David Oetken, Louisville SBDC

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Overview – Eric Hartman, Kentucky Science and Technology Corp (KSTC)

Kentucky Matching Funds for SBIR and STTR – Eric Hartman, KSTC