Seelbach Grand Ballroom 500 South Fourth Street, louisville, kentucky

Join business and community leaders and elected officials to learn about GLI's 2023 state legislative priorities, honor GLI's 2022 Most Valuable Policymakers, and hear what's in store for next year's session in Frankfort from Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers and Speaker of the House David Osborne. $49.00

Start Up Grind


Join us for an evening of networking with Louisville startup founders, entrepreneurs, and community supporters. Startup Grind is a locally-organized global community of events that share entrepreneurs' stories while building meaningful connections with other founders. For our last event of 2022, Startup Grind Louisville welcomes Amber Fields. Amber is the founder of Black UX Labs, a coaching and consultingContinue reading "Start Up Grind"

Free – $5

Start-Up Breakfast Lexington


Startup Breakfast is an informal meeting of Startup entrepreneurs and leaders - an opportunity to be a part of the Lexington startup community.

December Lunch: A Boy, A Boat & A Dream

900 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40206

Venture Connectors is excited to offer a masterclass in storytelling at our December lunch! Join us on Wednesday, December 7, to hear from John Waggoner, Founder & Chairman of American Queen Voyages, and President & CEO of HMS Global Maritime. He will tell the incredible story of how he turned his childhood dream into a hugely successful career, growingContinue reading "December Lunch: A Boy, A Boat & A Dream"

Carta Equity Summit


Carta is hosting its annual Carta Equity Summit—a free, virtual event for the brightest minds in the venture ecosystem committed to creating more access to equity ownership. At the Summit, Carta will release its annual report detailing equity ownership by race, gender, geography, and ethnicity. The Carta Equity Summit is an opportunity to evaluate progress,Continue reading "Carta Equity Summit"

5 Across FINALS December 2022 Startup Pitch Competition

Kentucky Theatre 214 East Main Street Lexington, KY 40507 Kentucky Theatre 214 East Main Street, Lexington, Kentucky

After 5 rounds of pitches from KY startups, we've arrived at the FINALS. $55,000 is on the line in this special edition of 5 Across! Dinner will be catered and concessions at the Kentucky Theatre will be open for snacks and drinks. Join us for a night with the Lexington startup community!


Leadership Louisville Center Holiday Party

707 W. Main St, Louisville, KY 40202) 707 West Main St, Louisville, Kentucky

Help us celebrate the spirit of the season! Join us December 7th for a member Holiday party and Board mixer – including some seasonal beverages and refreshments. Open to both members and non-members. 

Free – $25

Startup Grind: Amber Fields

Startup Grinds next Fireside Chat is right around the corner! Join us December 7 at Ten20 Craft Brewery Butchertown with Amber Fields, founder of Black UX Labs. Black UX Labs brings UX practitioners and UX leaders together to create inclusive design and digital teams. Learn about Amber's experience as a UX researcher, finding her tribe in tech, what she’sContinue reading "Startup Grind: Amber Fields"


KYPTAC Webinar

On an annual basis, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) Central Purchasing division processes approximately 300 contracts, quotes, bids and requests for proposals totaling millions of dollars in purchases for the City of Lexington. The city has multiple upcoming construction and professional services contracts funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Join us toContinue reading "KYPTAC Webinar"

Weekly Q&A with SBA


Join us every Thursday at 12 pm Eastern for Q&A with SBA, when we answer the week's top business questions from a 4 state region-- and then turn it over to you! We now have business experts from SBA's West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina district offices on hand to answer your questions. AskContinue reading "Weekly Q&A with SBA"

Virtual Office Hours


Our Virtual Office Hours are the perfect opportunity to engage with the Launch Blue coaches and instructors. Whether you are looking for more information about one of our programs, have a question about your application, or are a tech founder looking for advice join us Fridays from 12:30-1:30 pm ET.

Intellectual Property Basics


Unfamiliar with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets? Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) experts about intellectual property (IP) basics and potential ways to protect your innovation as you transition from idea to product. The USPTO offers this free event for aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators, and students everyContinue reading "Intellectual Property Basics"