We are a team of entrepreneurs with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion.
Larry Horn is the Executive Director of the Amplify Louisville. Amplify is cultivating an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem by galvanizing our active network to provide diverse programming and direct access to talent, customers, and capital to strengthen the area’s innovation economy. Most recently, he was the Director of Startup Ecosystem Development for Louisville through Techstars. Larry has an MBA from the University of Louisville and is the co-founder of TNG Pharmaceuticals, Liberate Medical, Derby City Cut & Sew, and Roth River. Larry is inspired to help entrepreneurs and small businesses be successful. He does this by participating as the Board Chair of Venture Connectors, Board Chair of Lemonade Day – Louisville, Advisory Board Member of Canopy, Annual Giving Committee Chair for the University of Louisville Alumni Association Board of Advisors, and countless coffee and bourbon meetings with fellow entrepreneurs. Larry lives in Louisville with his wife, Emma, and kidpreneurs, Myles and Ava.
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Mike DiCenso is an entrepreneur and community organizer. Notably, in 2019, he was the lead organizer of the first-ever Louisville Techstars Startup Week — a week-long series of panels, workshops, fireside chats and networking. In his role as Program Director at Amplify, DiCenso looks to execute plans and programming designed to accelerate the growth of the Louisville entrepreneurial ecosystem. DiCenso previously worked in corporate manufacturing for the likes of Unilever, Pepsi, and General Electric and is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Distillery America, which launched a micro-distillery product into big-box retail chains statewide and has gone international.He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Michigan, an Entrepreneurship MBA from the University of Louisville, received a certification in impact investing from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies as well as a certification in completion of Venture Capital University through UC Berkeley School of Law and the National Venture Capital Association.
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