The NKY ezone works collaboratively with several organizations that provide funding assistance to fast-growth, high-tech companies. Our team will work with you in assembling the necessary information, plans, and presentations to apply for these opportunities. The ezone has helped more than 70 clients and secured over $15 million in equity investments over the last year. Since our program began in 2001, we have assisted clients in achieving 44 awards in state funding and over $62 million in investments.
The ezone works with companies that fall within the following industries:
· Agriculture and Bioscience
· Energy and Environmental Technologies
· Human Health and Personalized Medicine
· Information Technology and New Media
· Material Science and Advanced Manufacturing
We assist our clients in applying for and managing the following funding options. More information can be found by clicking on the specific fund name or exploring the option in the left margin.
The Kentucky Enterprise Fund, Rural Innovation Fund and Kentucky New Energy Ventures Fund are a series of seed stage capital funds that focus on the early stage commercialization of a technology-based product or process. By encouraging the commercialization of innovative ideas, these funds foster competitive, profitable companies that create high paying jobs and wealth in Kentucky. The funds are managed by the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC).
The Kentucky Department of Commercialization and Innovation provides funding/loan programs to assist high-tech firms that fuel economic development in the emerging economy.
The NKY ezone also assists in preparing clients for Angel Capital, Venture Capital, and traditional bank financing.