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What is TechFirst?

TechFirst is Greater Louisville’s formalized tech structure that congregates technology business leaders to support, inform, and develop meaningful growth initiatives within the region’s technology industry. Investors seek to support Greater Louisville in its expansion as a premier destination for technology-based and data-focused opportunities, as well as continue to promote the region’s strong quality of life, professional pathways, and diverse culture.

  • Mission: To support and grow Greater Louisville’s technology eco-system through the development of talent pipelines, a strong innovation culture, and resources.
  • Vision: Greater Louisville is an expanding, premier destination for technology-based and data-focused opportunities with its strong quality of life, professional pathways, and diverse culture.
    • Review the TechFirst Visioning Report to better understand why you should become a TechFirst member, strategic objectives & the key results we are looking to achieve.

Why join TechFirst?

GLI Investors are offered complimentary membership to TechFirst at this time
Non-GLI Investors are offered complimentary membership to GLI + TechFirst at this time
Unsure if your company is a GLI Investor? Please check the GLI Investor Directory

Becoming an Inaugural Investor of GLI’s newest affiliated industry network, TechFirst, is a community investment and business strategy that creates opportunities for organizational exposure and connectivity within the industry and region.

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2020 Inaugural Investor Benefits

  • Company listing in TechFirst Investor Directory
  • Company listing on TechFirst page on GLI website
  • Event listings (unlimited) on Partner Events Section of GLI website
  • Event or announcement promotion (2) via social media
  • First right of acceptance for TechFirst sponsorship of events/programs
  • Utilization of GLI office meeting space and technology, based on availability
  • Access to the GLI policy committees
  • Access to GLI workforce/talent & economic development resources
  • Visible support and regular engagement with technology and innovation ecosystem
  • Shape strategic initiatives to help grow your business and the tech community
  • Connect to leaders and professionals across a diverse range of industries
  • Access emerging talent pipelines, as well as industry-specific resources and services

2020 Inaugural Investors:

Inaugural chair: Stacy Griggs, CEO of El Toro – IP Targeting

Advanced Business Solutions
A:KDesign, LLC
Al Innovation Consortium
Amplify Louisville
Appriss, Inc.
Arnold Information Technology
Bellarmine University
Clean Tech Strategy
Dell Technologies
El Toro – IP Targeting
EZ-Chow Inc
LEAP Group
LLCI.net, Inc.
Louisville Institute Technology (LIT)
Mac in a Snap
Microsoft Future of Work
NewField Capital
Rawlings Group
Rockit Women
V-Soft Consulting Group Inc.
VIA Studio
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

Guiding Team:

Natalia Bishop, Level Up, Story Louisville
Jason Clark, Via Studio
Dave Christopher, AMPED
Annie Edwards, Luma Financial Technologies
Ankur Gopal, Interapt
Stacy Griggs, El Toro – IP Targeting
Larry Horn, Amplify
Jason Loehr, Tracer
Alisia McClain, Microsoft Future of Work
Sean O’Leary, EdjAnalytics
Brian Oldham, Appriss, Inc.
Purna Veer,  V-Soft Consulting

Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, GLI
Michael Gritton, KentuckianaWorks
Rebecca Fleischaker, Louisville Forward

For more information, please contact:
Tanelle Smith
Manager of Workforce & Industry Program