UK, Lexington set to celebrate business innovation during Global Entrpreneurship Week Nov. 13-19

By Eric Hartman and Carl Nathe Special to KyForward It all begins on Monday — the University of Kentucky, the city of Lexington and Lexington-based startup entrepreneurs, small businesses, investors and service providers will join in the worldwide celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017. A total of 15 events celebrating entrepreneurship will take place on campus and at venues throughout...

SPARK recognizes entrepreneurial community for creating 307 jobs, raising over $65.3 million

As part of Lexington’s sixth annual Global Entrepreneurship Week, SPARK, a Bluegrass Business Development Partnership (BBDP) initiative, held its annual Entrepreneurial Celebration on Thursday and announced that the Central Kentucky entrepreneurial community created 307 new jobs and raised $65.3 million in capital funds in Fiscal Year 2016. The companies, employing a total of 1,090 people, reported...

Global Entrepreneurship Week in NKy/Greater Cincinnati connects visionaries with possibilities

By Hannah Purnell Special to KyForward Say you’re an entrepreneur with a million-dollar idea. Maybe you’ve even secured funding to get started, or perhaps your small shop is already up and running at an unexpected pace, prompting you to wonder about the next step. That’s often the biggest question for startups, regardless of where they are in the process. For a long time, the pathway to small...

Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrates Kentucky’s job creators, innovative thinkers

Gov. Steve Beshear is celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week by recognizing those Kentuckians who create jobs and inspire new ideas here in the Commonwealth.   “Entrepreneurs drive Kentucky’s growing economy,” said Beshear. “Kentucky has made great strides to support our small business community, encourage innovation and put more Kentuckians back to work. We honor these visionaries and...

Lexington’s fast-growing tech sector attracts nine new companies, 190 jobs, $7.5M in 2013

Lexington’s fast-growing high tech sector saw the addition of nine companies in 2013, adding 190 new jobs and investing $7.5 million in the local economy, government officials announced to kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week this week.   “Creating the environment in Lexington to attract and grow good jobs is my top priority,” Mayor Jim Gray said. “We’ve found a combination of incentives...