Hot & Fast Innovation Awards

Join us for the

2019 Hot & Fast Innovation Awards

Thursday, January 31


The Loft @ The Gillespie

Register HERE

This annual event (formerly the Hot Dozen and Fast Dozen events) recognizes the latest companies selected as the most promising and innovative, early stage OR fast growth “gazelle” companies to watch in greater Louisville. They demonstrate the diversity and creativity of our entrepreneurial community and drive economic growth in the region.

These hometown companies are expanding, adding jobs, increasing revenue, and providing vitality for the entire region and quality of life for our community.

Presenting Sponsors:

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Supporting Sponsors:

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2017 honorees:

Hot Companies Fast Companies
Advanced Energy Materials Car Keys Express
Go Wild EdjAnalytics
Lucina Health Onovative
Revon Systems Red e App
Schedule It SmartBox
Sum 180 SuperFanU



2016 Hot & Fast photos – click here!

2016 honorees: 

Hot Companies Fast Companies
Beyond Zero Inc. Bourbon Barrel Foods LLC
FreshFry LLC Capture Higher Ed LLC
Mailhaven Inc. Cuddle Clones LLC
Stinger Equipment Inc. Edumedics LLC
Switcher Studio El Toro LLC
Virtual Peaker Inc. Rivera Group

2015 honorees included:

Hot Dozen Fast Dozen
Clipper Data 21c Museum Hotels
Code Louisville Blackstone Media Network
Edj Analytics
findCRA Component Supply
Healthcare Asset Network InGrid Design
Inscope Medical Solutions modulR
Logjustrips NowSourcing Inc.
NormaLyte Prosoft
Onovative SkuVault
Paddlewheel Brands Splash Analytics
Portland Investment Initiative Street Moda
TriBlue Engineering White Clay

Past Event Highlights

2015 Fast Dozen photos – click here!

2014 Fast Dozen photos – click here!

2013 High Impact Showcase photos.

2013 Hot Dozen photos.

2012 Hot Dozen photos.

2011 Hot Dozen photos.