We pair each startup with business partners in banking, accounting, law, and more to strengthen your business from every angle.
Our foundational partnership with NKU’s College of Informatics gives startups additional technical and business support and talent resources.
We help connect our startups with the partners you need. Our ability to forge strategic connections with and for you is what we do best.
UP TO 50K IN FUNDING
The UpTech Fund provides startups with an investment of up to $50,000.
Our mentors offer years of experience and crucial industry connections to help you succeed.
COMMITMENT TO SUCCESS
Our startups have secured $2.1M in follow-on funding. Once the program concludes, the NKY ezone, part of the KY Innovation Network, steps in to continue offering you guidance.
LEAN LAUNCHPAD COURSE
Lean Launchpad is an intensive startup education program led by our entrepreneur-in-residence.
Local entrepreneurs and startup-savvy professionals share stories, insights, and practical advice in this guest speaker series.
INVESTMENT AND FUNDING
UpTech co-founder Casey Barach teaches entrepreneurs how to navigate investment and funding efforts.
Your big idea deserves a world-class mentor. We’ve got you covered.
Mark Exterkamp’s years in banking proves an asset to UpTech companies. The Bank of Kentucky, where he is executive vice…
Paul H. Spitz
Paul is a business attorney, with a practice focused on startups and small businesses. He has more than 20 years…
Mike Shepka is an accounting partner to UpTech companies and is senior manager with BDO, a global professional services firm.…
With years of experience in business finance, operations, and accounting, Dan Nagel mentors UpTech companies through the Cincinnati SCORE chapter.…
These sponsors make UpTech possible.