AccelerateKY News

Louisville Future | September 28, 2021

Louisville Future sat down with Rusty Justice to talk about how he is helping facilitate innovation in the heart of Appalachia.

Michael Phillips | Kentucky to the World | August 13, 2021

It was never a hard decision for Rusty Justice when the coal industry began to show serious signs of sliding. Rather than obsess on the end of an economic, regional and cultural identity, he looked to the future. Always an entrepreneur, he soon found opportunity in a workforce that was highly skilled, disciplined and capable of adapting to new technologies.

Sam Ford | Kentucky to the World | June 17, 2021

Truly collaborative efforts must be forward-looking, cross-region, and cross-sector. They must foster, facilitate, and act as a catalyst for developing a culture and capacity for resilient, deliberate innovation.

MacArthur Foundation | April 28, 2021

The USC Civic Imagination Project helps communities use storytelling and pop culture to come together and find vision when dealing with complicated issues. In 2017, they came to Kentucky to work with us on imagining the Future of Work in Kentucky in 2040.

Gabriel Peters-Lazaro and Sangita Shresthova | Practicing Futures | 2021

Everyone in the room that day cared about the changing nature of work in Kentucky

Kevin Scott with Greg Shaw | Reprogramming the American Dream | 2020

Taking inspiration in Kentucky efforts to bridge both real and perceived divides between rural and urban development interests.

South Central Kentucky Workforce Development Board | October 20, 2020

Discussing the vital importance of bringing innovation to Kentucky’s world of work.

Tom Martin | WEKU | October 3, 2019

With coal revenues and jobs in decline, is there a “Plan B” for the coalfield communities of eastern Kentucky?

SOAR, Inc. | November 5, 2018

“Being able to learn and collaborate with MIT and its partners is a wonderful opportunity.”

Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL | August 24, 2018

“The goal is to help unemployed and underemployed workers in rural Kentucky learn computational thinking, which is a vital skill for today’s digital economy.”

Carol Lea Spence | University of Kentucky | May 11, 2018

Kentucky is one of nine international regions chosen to be in the sixth cohort of MIT’s Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program.

The Lane Report | May 11, 2018

Kentucky is the first US region to enter thistwo-year program that fosters entrepreneurship and innovation organized by one of the world’s top universities.

Sam Ford, Rusty Justice, and Aileen Owens | SXSW | March 13, 2018

How Kentucky is changing the way MIT thinks about the future of work.

Kevin Douglas Grant | GroundTruth Project | December 12, 2017

The Future of Work in Kentucky initiative is a solutions-focused effort designed to help MIT learn from Kentucky and vice versa.

Schuyler Velasco | CXO Project | December 12, 2017

Kentuckian Rusty Justice was in Boston to speak at MIT’s AI and the Future of Work event, and nearly every academic and industry leader who spoke after him took time to rave about what his company is doing

Robin Young | Here & Now | December 05, 2017

A chance encounter at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology between an alum from Kentucky and an MIT researcher has led to a unique partnership.

Jeff Howe | Boston Globe | November 14, 2017

How Kentucky is changing the way MIT thinks about the future of work.

SOAR, Inc. | September 28, 2017

We were obviously interested in what they were doing, but they [MIT] were equally as interested in the things we are doing.”