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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:

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

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
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

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

For more information, please contact:
Vahid Mockon
Manager, Network Industries
VMockon@GreaterLouisville.com
502.625.0174