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  • EnterpriseCorp's Fast Dozen

    Celebrating Louisville's Fast Growth Companies!
  • Tech Comm
    Technology Commercialization
    Are you an emerging technology company? Determine market feasibility. Apply for tech grants. Identify funding sources. Protect your intellectual property. Secure partners & senior managers.
    Growth Capital
    Growth Capital
    Are you seeking funding to fuel the growth of your business? Connect with experts to assign a valuation to your business. Identify sources of capital. Understand investor expectations. Connect with investment groups.
    Business Advising
    Business Advising
    Are you an established business in need of revitalization? Benchmark your size and profitability. Identify new opportunities for high-margin sales. Get advice from 'been-there-done-that' experts. Define and implement a new winning strategy
  • News

    2013 Vogt Invention & Innovation Award Announced!

    Babylocity wins! Vogt Demo Day Showcases Four Early Stage Manufacturing Companies Competing for Dollars and Development. To access details on this years "Demo Day" click here.

  • EnterpriseCorp’s 2014 “Fast Dozen” Honors “Gazelles” Ready to Take Off

    3/26/2014 09:01:43 AM0 Comments

    According to EnterpriseCorp Director Tendai Charasika, a “Gazelle” is an early to second stage company with lots of momentum to move it forward or, in other words, it is not a large “Main Street elephant.” Charsika credited economist David Burch with coining the term but it would seem that everyone has a definition.

    Mayor Fischer applauded this year’s selection of the EnterpriseCorp’s “Fast Dozen” with these words, “you are in one of the most exciting phases of growth where you’re moving so fast that you can either take off like rocket ship or die a terrible death.”

    Local entrepreneur and EnterpriseCorp Chairman Kent Oyler quantified the concept by pointing out that the 10 year-old “Fast Dozen” program has honored 193 companies and 52 have been “Gazelles.”

    All of the 2014 “Fast Dozen” companies were in the running for continued success as more than 200 members of the entrepreneurial community gathered at Glassworks to honor their ideas, innovations, and tenacity.

    EnterpriseCorp, the division of GLI that specializes in developing the region’s fast-growth entrepreneurial sector, created the “Fast Dozen” and its annual “Fast Dozen” Showcase to celebrate12 of the region’s most innovative and up and coming companies as well as provide the opportunity to demonstrate and display their work.  Networking with members of the local entrepreneurial community is also a plus. 

    The “Fast Dozen” is selected from the client bases of EnterpriseCorp which includes the Louisville region of the Kentucky Innovation Network, which is administered by EnterpriseCorp. These companies exemplify some of the best high growth creativity and diversity being developed in the region. 


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Lisa Bajorinas
Director, Kentucky Innovation Network at Greater Louisville Inc.
Nicole Eovino
Asst. Director, Kentucky Innovation Network at Greater Louisville Inc.
David Oetken
Business Advising, Small Business Development Center