Recent research regarding cities with thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems (links at the bottom of this page) have highlighted the importance of a density of startups, specific amenities, organizations, and other supporting facilities, as well as the physical proximity of these resources to one another.   As a step in understanding and growing Louisville’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, EnterpriseCorp mapped existing resources and entities in our region during early 2017.

The Louisville Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Map includes the following:

  • Government/Non-profit Entrepreneur Support Organizations (ESOs)
  • Million Dollar Baby and/or Endeavor companies (2013-present)
  • University & Educational programs
  • Meetups/Co-working spaces
  • Fortune 5000 & Inc 5000 companies in the Louisville MSA (2015-present)
  • Investors (entities not individuals)

If we have overlooked a resource in the above categories, please contact us and let us know!


Additional Readings:

Louisville’s Mayor on Innovation Districts

Brookings Institution research

Rise of Innovation Districts essay (Brookings)

Rise of Innovation Districts, one year later

Harvard Business Review article

Brad Feld commentary (density remarks toward the end)