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Spring 2015 LaunchIt

Mayor Fischer joined us for the ninth time to provide his insights on being a successful entrepreneur.

VetStart Veterans in LaunchIt

Heather French Henry, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, welcomed the VetStart veterans on the first day of LaunchIt.

e+i Welcomed Kent Taylor

Kent Taylor, Founder, CEO and Chairman of Texas Roadhouse, discussed his experiences with founding a casual themed restaurant and growing it to over 400 restaurants with almost $2B in sales on October 29th at the iHub. This event was recorded and will be aired on KET at a later date.

British Consul General Stephen Bridges Visited Nucleus


British Consul General Stephen Bridges met with Nucleus tenant companies to discuss "Doing Business with the United Kingdom - An Inside Perspective" at The Nucleus on Wednesday, August 20th.

Collaboration. Innovation. Entrepreneurship. Funding. Partnerships.

Nucleus is the center that brings together all of the elements essential to innovation and research commercialization success.

As a business center, Nucleus orchestrates recruitment, incentives, shared community and infrastructure services. And, true to its name, Nucleus is positioned to become the center of leading national innovation and research parks.

As an entity, Nucleus' work is integral to the development of the research park currently underway at UofL's Haymarket property in downtown Louisville. In this role, Nucleus is creating a vibrant technology business district at Haymarket along the city's Healthcare / University / Riverfront corridor.

The Nucleus Grand Opening ~ October 23rd

The Nucleus is the first of four planned research, technology and office buildings; with 200,000 sq. ft. of eco-friendly office, dry lab and innovation space, the eight-story building will be home to one of Louisville’s economic development clusters—lifelong wellness and aging.

Long Term Care IDEA Hour


LTC Idea Hour format will be changed this year. Stay tuned for details regarding our next speaker and event date.

Open Office Hours at the iHub

Nucleus is expanding our Open Office Hours program at the iHub. Open Office Hours is designed to provide complimentary advice from local service providers to startups and early stage companies and is open to any startup or early stage company in the area. KiZAN Technologies LLC, which will provide technology consulting assistance, is the most recent addition; they began hosting Open Office Hours in December. Other companies participating in Open Office Hours are Chrysalis Ventures, Fort Law Group and Deming Malone Livesay and Ostroff. Use the online booking system for more information or to schedule your Open Office Hours visit.

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Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Highlighting Innovation in Kentucky

Nucleus welcomed the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and journalists and bloggers from the technology and development publications from across the nation on Monday, September 29th for the first stop on the Startup In Kentucky tour. Atria Senior Living and a dozen early stage companies on the campus were highlighted. A reception was held on the rooftop garden featuring bourbon and desserts prepared by Atria's chef.

Nucleus Welcomes Jeff Cummins

Nucleus welcomes Jeff Cummins as EnterpriseCorp’s Manager of University Commercialization; he will perform business development with Nucleus tenants and assist UofL researchers interested in commercializing their innovations. Contact Jeff at Jeff was previously CFO of Networld Media Group, an online media company that provides online B2B news portals, live and virtual events and trade association management.  Prior to that, Jeff was founder of a startup company,, a virtual tour company.  Jeff has experience in sales engineering, project management and research with Fisher-Klosterman and UofL’s Department of Surgery and Department of Biochemistry.  Jeff received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Transylvania University and an MBA from the University of Louisville.


e+i Welcomed Debbie Scoppechio


Debbie Scoppechio, Founder and Chairman of Creative Alliance, discussed founding and growing one of the largest independent advertising agencies in the U.S. to over $150M in annual billings on Wednesday, August 27th at the iHub. This will be aired on KET at a later date.

"Kentucky Entrepreneur" Segment on KET

Louisville business legend John Schnatter, founder and CEO of Papa John's International, will be featured in the second  “Kentucky Entrepreneur” segment on KET channels beginning Sunday, May 25th.  “Kentucky Entrepreneur”, sponsored by Nucleus: Kentucky’s Innovation Center, showcases top Kentucky entrepreneurs and businesspeople sharing their “how I did it” stories with entrepreneurs.  In the hour-long program, Schnatter talks about the launch and growth of the third largest pizza chain in America.  The dates and times of “Kentucky Entrepreneur: Papa John’s John Schnatter”: Sunday, May 25th at Noon; Tuesday, May 27th at 8 p.m.; Thursday, May 29th at 6 a.m.; Saturday, May 31st at 3 p.m; and Thursday June 19th at 4 a.m.

Nucleus Vendor List

We are piloting a Nucleus Vendor list on our website for companies that perform services for start-up and early stage companies.  Vendors on this list, which will be accessible to Nucleus tenants and entrepreneurs in our LaunchIt program, will be required to offer a discounted service in order to participate.  For additional information and to participate in this pilot program, please contact Mary Tapolsky at 569-2059 or

Nucleus Participates in KY Trade Mission to United Kingdom

UofL and Nucleus have been invited to attend the Governor's Trade Mission to the United Kingdom May 11-16. Vickie Yates Brown will represent UofL and Nucleus on this trip; she will present to and meet with Innovation and Research Parks in the UK as well as companies potentially interested in a soft landing spot in the United States at Nucleus.

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University of Louisville Foundation

The Foundation's vision is to make the University of Louisville a preeminent metropolitan research university recognized for advancing the intellectual, social and economic development of our community and its citizens while placing the University among the top tier of similar universities in the nation.

The Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation that holds, invests and designates funds of the University. These funds are invested and managed by the Foundation in support of the University’s education, research and service goals and used for scholarships, endowments, research chairs, grants and other academic initiatives.

Nucleus Open House


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