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UpTech is designed to attract and accelerate entrepreneurs who have the next big idea to make the world a better place. Our mission is to create an informatics industry in Northern Kentucky. We are especially well-suited to support entrepreneurs who benefit from our partnership with the NKU College of Informatics. We catalyze this movement for a new entrepreneurial ecosystem by seeding informatics companies in our region with unparalleled support through our six-month program.


The Kentucky Innovation Network offices coordinate local efforts to aggregate investors, employees, mentors, service providers, and other resources throughout the Commonwealth.  The Kentucky Innovation Network offices are staffed by professionals trained to assist businesses and entrepreneurs with their unique growth challenges. 

Giving you access to tap into the greatest resource in our region – students studying entrepreneurship – bright minds, hard at work. The Entrepreneurship Institute at the Haile/US Bank College of Business at Northern Kentucky University provides the path to prepare entrepreneurial-minded students for today and the future. Feel free to participate in our outreach events, internship program, or guest-speaking opportunities hosted by the Entrepreneurship Institute.


Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Northern Kentucky University provides a wide variety of professional consulting and training services to small business owners and prospective small business owners, in the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati metropolitan area.


 Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce - The Chamber takes a special interest in small to medium sized businesses as well as specific business sectors, and has created numerous programs to assist in making business better in Northern Kentucky.


In July 2013, the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development created the Office of Entrepreneurship to enhance the state’s existing efforts to help businesses at every step of the growth cycle. The goals of the office are to develop an entrepreneurial climate for new talent in Kentucky; provide guidance and support to startup operations statewide; assist existing small businesses with growth opportunities; and create a pipeline of business activity that can be streamlined with the traditional growth opportunities the Cabinet already offers to encourage job creation and new investment in the Commonwealth.

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