Techfest in Louisville: August 2021

Gain tech insight and network with industry experts at Techfest Louisville, August 26-27, 2021 This year’s Techfest will be at Noble Funk Brew Co., (922 S. Second St. in Louisville). TALK’s TechFest Louisville is a biennial summit designed to bring together technology professionals for learning and networking. Featured Panels — Day 1, August 26 2PM: Read more about Techfest in Louisville: August 2021[…]

Featured Story: Private Schools, Public Impact

Nearly 10% of Kentucky’s future workface gets a private education By Dawn Yankeelov Private schools are outside most of the state’s accountability system and draw little scrutiny from the media, education advocates or even the business community, whose top concern for a decade has been workforce development. Kentucky’s hundreds of K-12 private schools, however, are Read more about Featured Story: Private Schools, Public Impact[…]

Feature Story: Staying Connected in the Midst of a Pandemic

Kentucky business professionals find a creative ways to continue networking By Dawn Yankeelov The coronavirus pandemic hit many businesses hard, both financially and in more subtle ways like community culture. But pivoting is the center of innovation, leading to productivity and ultimately, growth. Kentucky business leaders are eager to discuss some of the ways they Read more about Feature Story: Staying Connected in the Midst of a Pandemic[…]

Feature Story: Is Better Access the Key to Better Health?

BluMine Heath’s on-site services help keep employees healthy By Dawn Marie Yankeelov Affordable employer health-care benefits remain on many employees’ wish lists for 2021. On the other side of the coin, employers are looking to save money on health claims and have healthier employees. An expanding direct primary care (DPC) model by BluMine Health understands Read more about Feature Story: Is Better Access the Key to Better Health?[…]

Louisville Metro funds free upskilling programs to increase diversity in tech, access to tech jobs

Humana, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft invest in Future of Work Initiative upskilling efforts LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville Metro has awarded new funding to west Louisville-based organizations AMPED and Louisville Central Community Center (LCCC) to grow their technology upskilling programs, part of the continued work by the Future of Work Initiative to provide skills to Louisville residents Read more about Louisville Metro funds free upskilling programs to increase diversity in tech, access to tech jobs[…]

Market Review: Training for tomorrow’s careers

Key organizations team up to create talent pipeline for tech, manufacturing employees Multiple organizations across the Greater Louisville region are working closely to create an ecosystem of innovation and tech training for growth in key areas, including artificial intelligence (AI), digital services and software, advanced manufacturing, and other information technology, especially health care IT. Among Read more about Market Review: Training for tomorrow’s careers[…]

New Funding Options for Startups

Fresh options for deals join Kentucky’s growing lineup of angel groups Looking to a future past the COVID-19 crisis, Kentucky startups and other small businesses seek places to find capital and among them are alternative equity opportunities, crowdfunding, specialty partnerships and seed-round options, often with ties outside of their city. Accredited investors in the Midwest Read more about New Funding Options for Startups[…]

Entrepreneurship | Reinventing Startup Support

Louisville’s entrepreneurship ecosystem is seeing a range of new developments With state government shuttering its dozen Kentucky Innovation Network offices in favor of more localized support for startup business ecosystems, the Greater Louisville region is percolating with new public-sector ventures to incite economic growth by nurturing the area’s entrepreneurs. The Louisville metropolitan area is growing, Read more about Entrepreneurship | Reinventing Startup Support[…]