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The 4 Top Accelerators and Incubators from Kentucky

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Kentucky has seen an increasing number of accelerators, incubators and entrepreneurship programs emerge for startups and entrepreneurs to gain exposure, become more productive, or make connections.

It is still hard for Kentucky startups to get noticed by VCs, but these programs are proving to be extremely useful for startups looking for capital and other help.

That's why we've compiled a list of the 4 best accelerators and incubators in Kentucky.


4 Accelerators and Incubators in Kentucky

1) XLerateHealth

1) XLerateHealth

XLerateHealth is a business-focused platform that will assist early-stage healthcare startups in developing their commercialization strategies.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Bob Saunders, Bobby Ferreri, Ted Smith
  • Industries: Biotechnology, Health Care, Hospital
  • Number of investments: 7
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

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2) Launch Blue

2) Launch Blue

Launch Blue is a pre-seed accelerator for scalable technical business concepts that is non-equity seeking.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Started in: 2020
  • Number of investments: 6
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

3) Awesome Inc

3) Awesome Inc

Awesome Inc was founded with the goal of launching and growing high-tech businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Brian Raney, Luke Murray, Nathan Fort, Nick Such
  • Industries: Higher Education, Incubators, Information Technology
  • Number of investments: 5

You can find their website here.

4) WKU Small Business Accelerator

4) WKU Small Business Accelerator

The WKU Small Business Accelerator is a business incubator that offers services similar to those offered by accelerators.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Industries: Advice, Consulting, Training

You can find their website here.

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