FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 6, 2018) - Some of the biggest names and brightest minds in venture capital worldwide will converge on Kentucky, May 7-11, as they consider funding businesses by local entrepreneurs. The events are part of Startup Week, which will also include announcements, partnerships and initiatives to fast track the state’s business innovation environment.
Endeavor, a venture capital fund with a global network of startup incubators, will hold its international selection panel this week. Several companies identified by Endeavor’s Louisville office will participate. A breakfast Monday is open to the public. Tickets are $20.
Local business founders will also pitch ideas to former AOL Time Warner chief Steve Case and “Hillbilly Elegy” author and venture capitalist J.D. Vance as part of the Rise of the Rest Day in Louisville. Case, founder of the $150 million-plus Rise of the Rest seed fund, along with the fund’s manager Vance, will tour various city startups and present a $100,000 check to the pitch-competition winner.
What: Scale-Up Endeavor breakfast and forum to kick off the Endeavor International Selection Panel.
Who: Local and worldwide Endeavor representatives; Globant software founder Guibert Englebienne and Rubicon Global founder Hank Dudgeon.
When: 8 a.m. ET, Monday, May 7
Where: Omni Louisville Hotel, 400 S. Second St.