Announcing First Batch of Events for Startup Week Louisville

The Startup Week Louisville organizing team is thrilled to announce the first round of scheduled programs for the week! These events are all free our team asks just ask two things:

1) Register for Startup Week as a whole so we can communicate with you on event announcements

2) Share Startup Week Louisville with your network!

We have many more events and announcements to come including some nationally recognized entrepreneurial speakers. Follow our social media and check our site regularly! In the meantime, here’s some of our current lineup!


November 11, 2019

Visit our home base & pick up your swag bag & itinerary for the week

8am – 3pm

900 E Main – Foyer

Swing by the Startup Week edition of the ongoing Open Coffee

8am – 3pm

Story Louisville, Second Floor

Find your center & purpose during this morning Yoga class. Thanks to Story Louisville for having us!

8am – 9am

Story Louisville, Third Floor

We’re kicking off with a fun night of networking, drinks, & community. Keynote speaker TBA.

6pm – 8:30pm



November 12, 2019

We’re excited for this panel discussion that dives into the experiences of local women entrepreneurs .

8am – 9:30am

Story Louisville, Third Floor

Learn the basics of starting a business, what you can expect, & what resources you have access to. Registration is required.

1pm -2pm

Nia Center, Ground Floor Computer Lab

Hear the pitches from this year’s Vogt award winners and stop by their booths to learn more about their startup.

5:30pm – 8pm

Story Louisville, Third Floor


November 13, 2019

This panel discussion brings three distinct perspectives on talent needs, hiring, and scaling startups.

8am – 9:30am

Story Louisville, Third Floor

Learn how to figure out what your target market thinks about your startup idea then how to get feedback to determine next steps.

10:30am – 12pm

Story Louisville, Third Floor

Hear from SentryHealth CEO and co-founder Alice Shade on her entrepreneurial journey building a health management company.

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Maddox & Rose


November 14, 2019

Learn the story of Stacey Wade and his creative agency Nimbus and how they cultivate an inclusive workspace. Nimbus has worked with clients such as Toyota, Brown-Forman, Papa John’s, and more!

3:30pm – 5pm


Join CIVITAS, Kentuckiana Hispanic Business Council, QueerKY, Together Digital, WILD, and Network of Entrepreneurial Women for an inclusive night of startups and networking.

5:30pm – 8pm



November 15, 2019

This is a startup pitch event but in reverse. Local businesses and universities will pitch technologies to a room of entrepreneurs looking for their next big opportunity. Make sure to register for this event.


Churchill Downs


Get your ticket for this amazing week of events celebrating and developing Louisville’s booming startup community!

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