Each year EnterpriseCorp educates the local entrepreneurial community and helps them build their network. Learn more about our programs below.
A “gazelle” company is a high-growth business increasing its revenues by at least 20% annually for four years or more, starting from a revenue base of at least $1 million. This growth pace means that the company has effectively doubled its revenues over a four-year period. As gazelles, companies are characterized by their rapid growth pace, rather than their absolute size, and can range in size from small companies to very large enterprises.
To learn more about Gazelle CEO Roundtables, click here.
Idea State U (ISU)
The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development’s Office of Entrepreneurship, in partnership with the Kentucky Innovation Network, sponsor and organize Idea State U, a statewide business plan competition that encourages entrepreneurship among Kentucky’s college and university students. The Idea State U business plan competition is open to all post-secondary institutions in Kentucky. In the Louisville region, student teams are coached by members of our EnterpriseCorp team in preparation for competition in either the Business Model track or the Business Plan track.
Learn more here.
The Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC)
The Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge is a statewide entrepreneurial pitch competition for high school students that takes place during the spring semester. Students have the opportunity start their own companies, submit business plans, and compete in regional and state pitch competitions for college scholarship prizes.
Learn more about LGEC here.
The Vogt Awards provide funding, resources and recognition to entrepreneurs with products in the early growth stage. Vogt Award recipients are chosen from early-stage entrepreneurs in the Louisville area, that have the potential to create a scalable business based on innovative, technology-based products that they develop themselves.
The application period occurs each spring. For more details on criteria and to apply, visit VogtAwards.com