"Kentucky Entrepreneur" Segment on KET

Louisville business legend David Jones will be featured in the first “Kentucky Entrepreneur” segment on KET channels beginning Monday, October 14th.  “Kentucky Entrepreneur”, sponsored by Nucleus: Kentucky’s Innovation Center, showcases top Kentucky entrepreneurs and business people sharing their “how I did it” stories with entrepreneurs.  In the hour-long program, Jones talks about the $1000 investment that led to his co-founding Humana Corp. and what he did right and wrong along the way.  The dates and times of “Kentucky Entrepreneur: Humana’s David Jones”: Monday, Oct. 14 at 2 a.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 17  at 9 a.m.; Sunday, Oct. 20  at 2 p.m.

Beech Technologies Working in 252 E. Market this Summer

After completing Code Louisville’s Coding @ the Beech program earlier this month, seven local high school students launched Beech Technologies, a web development business. This summer they will spend thirty hours a week in the recently renovated Trinity Video Communications Center training room in 252 E. Market as part of the Mayor’s SummerWorks job program, providing small businesses and early stage companies with an affordable web presence that includes a custom website with up to twenty pages, fully integrated e-commerce, a Google account, social media presence and full customer support. If you’re interested in hiring them or discussing other services they may offer, check out their website.

e+i Welcomed George and Greg Fischer

George and Greg Fischer, founders of SerVend International, discussed creating an industry benchmark fixture, becoming the number one manufacturer of ice and beverage dispensing systems nationally and internationally, and running a family business.

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.

Nucleus Congratulates Richard Barksdale

Richard Barksdale, with Paddlewheel Brands, pictured with coach Greg Langdon, won the internal Spring 2015 LaunchIt pitch competition.


Nucleus Hosted SBA Administrator Contreras-Sweet

Nucleus hosted Maria Contreras-Sweet, Chief Administrator of the Small Business Administration, who was in Louisville for the Kentucky SBIR/STTR Annual Conference as part of the Federal SBIR/STTR Tour. Ms. Contreras-Sweet presented Nucleus with a certificate recognizing its role in promoting innovation and growing small businesses for Kentucky and the nation.


Open Work Day at the iHub

In support of Global Entrepreneurship Week, entrepreneurs from the community will be able to work at the iHub at no cost on Tuesday, November 17th from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Girl Develop It Hosted a 2-Part Programming Class

Girl Develop It, an iHub tenant and non-profit that provides affordable and judgment-free opportunities for women interested in learning web and software development, hosted a 2-part programming class for women at the iHub.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Startup Seminar Series ~ Amelia Gandara

Nucleus hosted a reception at the iHub on Wednesday 1/13 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. to introduce Amelia Gandara, an important resource for startups and early stage companies. Amelia discussed her vision for her role as Director of Commercialization & Engagement at EnterpriseCorp.

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