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  • EnterpriseCorp's 2014 Signature Event

    Celebrating Entrepreneurship!
  • 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
    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.
  • News

    Gov. Beshear Announces Statewide Pitch Competitions for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

    Governor Steve Beshear announced the state will host eight regional pitch competitions this summer. Similar to the hit television show “Shark Tank,” these competitions will feature Kentucky entrepreneurs presenting their business ideas to a group of local angel investors, individuals who provide capital for startup companies. Winners will receive cash prizes and the opportunity to present their business plans to the entire Kentucky Angel Investors Network (Kentucky Angels) in Frankfort. For more information about the regional competition, click here.

    The Louisville Regional Pitch Competition will be held on Wednesday, July 23 from 4-5:30 pm. The following four startups will be pitching their ideas and competing for the prize money and a chance to pitch in the state competition in November:

    FantasyHub
    GearBrake
    HelioMap
    The Recovery Station 

    The Louisville regional pitch competition is free and open to the public. To register for the event, please click here.

     


     

    Valuation of Early Stage Companies Workshop: July 23, 11:30 AM-4:00 PM

    Join GLI’s EnterpriseCorp and Louisville Enterprise Angels for a half-day workshop led by the Angel Resource Institute’s certified lead instructor, Bob Okabe. Bob has been actively involved with early-stage enterprises on multiple levels, including as a co-founder of an angel group and an angel fund.

    This half-day course on Valuations is designed to present several key methodologies that experienced angel investors have found as fundamental approaches to properly valuing early stage companies. They include:

    • Risk Factor Summation Method
    • Venture Capital Method
    • Scorecard Method

    The workshop also presents the importance of portfolio strategies and the role of portfolio returns in the valuation process.

    Who Should Attend:

    Angel Investors and Prospective Angels who can use valuations to assess current and future investment opportunities. Attendees will gain the right knowledge of valuing early stage companies so that valuations do not have to be difficult and can lead to even greater successful returns.

    Startup Entrepreneurs that understand a proper valuation strategy will help to properly manage their expectations and gain insight as to why investors value deals the way they do.

    To register, please click here.

  • Hello: From New GLI President & CEO, Kent Oyler

    5/28/2014 02:25:25 PM0 Comments
     

    I am thrilled, and I truly mean thrilled, to have been selected to lead your organization. I have been engaged as a GLI member and volunteer for at least 20 years, including 8 years of board service, countless committee meetings, and twice chairing the EnterpriseCorp. This is an organization that I deeply respect and care about. When GLI Board Chair, Kerry Stemler recruited me to interview for the CEO position I didn’t hesitate. When the Executive Committee offered me the job I agreed to step away from my own entrepreneurial businesses and work with you to advance all the businesses 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