AccelerateKY
AccelerateKY is a nonprofit organization focused on unleashing the potential of Kentucky’s innovators and entrepreneurs.

We provide a central place where Kentuckians from entrepreneur, corporate, education, risk capital, government, and other economic support communities can  collaborate on initiatives that strengthen the Bluegrass State’s capacity for innovation. AccelerateKY focuses on reaching leaders across business sectors, across stakeholder groups, across the state—and beyond our borders.

 Our mission is to engage people to dream what’s possible for the Bluegrass State by:

  • connecting Kentuckians to one another and to needed resources
  • informing Kentuckians about opportunities, risks, and research
  • inspiring Kentuckians with visions for the state’s future

AccelerateKY’s origins began in 2017 when a set of Kentuckians came together to imagine the Future of Work in the state, working with labs at MIT and USC. This  led to Kentucky becoming the first U.S. region ever accepted into MIT’s Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program.

 

 

 

AccelerateKY strives to be a connector, conduit, and catalyst to improving Kentucky's capacity to support innovation and entrepreneurship.
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SAM FORD
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VIJAY KAMINENI
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RUSTY JUSTICE
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JARED ARNETT
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VINCE EDWARDS
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LUKE RAMSAY
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ALEX DAY
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MICHAEL STRYSICK
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RUTHIE CALDWELL
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