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TechFirst

What is TechFirst?

TechFirst, an initiative of Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI), is a collaborative of top-level industry leadership in tech and tech-related companies that come together to share best practices and engage to support, inform, and develop meaningful growth initiatives within the region’s technology industry.

  • 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.

Why join TechFirst?

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.

TechFirst was funded to address four major priorities:

  • Economic Development
  • Talent & Education
  • Density
  • Culture

If you want to learn more, download our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan

Follow @TechFirst_LOU on Twitter

 

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS FOR TECHFIRST:

General Member ($400)*

  • Listing on the TechFirst Directory of Investors and TechFirst webpage
  • Up to two event/announcement promotions via TechFirst Twitter per month
  • Opportunity for sponsorship of TechFirst events/programs
  • Visible support and regular engagement with technology and innovation ecosystem
  • Shape strategic initiatives to help grow business and the tech community
  • Connect to industry leaders and professionals across a diverse range of industries
  • Access to emerging talent pipelines and industry-specific resources, services, and certifications

Silver Member ($1,500)*

Includes all General Member benefits plus:

  • Investor spotlight on TechFirst social media
  • Priority registration for exclusive TechFirst events
  • Access to GLI policy committees
  • Use of a tech partner space or access to a premier tech-related resource (in partnership with TechFirst members)

Gold Member ($3,000)*

Includes all Silver Member benefits plus:

  • Sponsor recognition at TechFirst events
  • VIP access and promotional opportunity at TechFirst events
  • TechFirst Twitter takeover opportunity
  • Industry roundtable discussion with GLI CEO

*Investment in GLI is required for TechFirst members. Please contact Jordan Clemons to discuss investment options.

 

Join TechFirst

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:

Advanced Business Solutions
A:KDesign, LLC
Al Innovation Consortium
AMPED
Amplify Louisville
Appriss, Inc.
Arnold Information Technology
Bellarmine University
Borderless
Clean Tech Strategy
Dell Technologies
EdjAnalytics
El Toro – IP Targeting
EZ-Chow Inc
Interapt
LEAP Group
LLCI.net, Inc.
Louisville Institute Technology (LIT)
Mac in a Snap
Microsoft Future of Work
NewField Capital
Rawlings Group
Rockit Women
TEKsystems
Tracer
V-Soft Consulting Group Inc.
VIA Studio
WGU
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
Jason Loehr, Tracer
Alisia McClain, Microsoft Future of Work
Sean O’Leary, EdjAnalytics
Brian Oldham, Appriss, Inc.
Purna Veer,  V-Soft Consulting

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

For more information, please contact:
Ben Pratt
SVP & Chief of Regional Economic Development
bpratt@greaterlouisville.com