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.
Elizabeth M. Reeder
Elizabeth Reeder is an attorney with Adams, Stepner, Woltermann and Dusing. She advises UpTech participants on business and IP law…
Frank Caccamo has more than 40 years of experience in global business management and information technology. He mentors UpTech companies.…
Mike Shepka is an accounting partner to UpTech companies and is senior manager with BDO, a global professional services firm.…
Vance VanDrake is a partner at the law firm of Ulmer & Berne and is a go-to resource for any…
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