Louisville triumphant

Capital Awards

$32,128

Volunteers

Engaged

19

Pro Bono Value

$4,534

Solutions Achieved

31

In collaboration with Allan Houston / FISLL, NBA Cares, Amplify Louisville, Steptoe & Johnson, Citation Labs, MCM, Render Capital, PNC Bank, Fanatics, and numerous community partners, we are committed to supporting the entrepreneurs of Louisville. Since December 2020, Founder Forward has supported 8 founders representing a variety of industries. Other partners include the Community Foundation of Louisville, Black Complex, Chef Space, Endeavor Louisville, 40 & 1 Company, Greater Louisville Inc / Metro Chamber of Commerce, Louisville Future of Work Initiative, Nimbus, A Path Forward / Louisville Urban League, Render Capital, and Story Louisville. A third cohort of founders is scheduled to launch in the fall of 2022.

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CURRENT PARTNERS

COHORT #3

Food + Tech + Health + Education
LAUNCH DATE:
NOVEMBER 2022 (ACTIVE)
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MICHAEL JACKSON

Kentucky Greens Co.

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NIKKI PATTERSON SMITH &

SEAN SMITH

PEP Rally

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DANTEN

RICE

Brite Trace

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VANESSA WILLIAMS-HARVEY

DUES24

COHORT #2

Tech + Wellness + Gathering + Equity
LAUNCH DATE:
NOVEMBER 2021 (Closed)
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KEIONNA BAKER & CHERENA FOX

Elephant in the Room

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AMBER

FIELDS

Black UX Labs

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AARON

JORDAN

Black Complex

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LECRESHA

SEWELL

Melanated Healthcare

COHORT #1

Community + Education + Food + Wellness
LAUNCH DATE:
MARCH 2021 (Closed)
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JOCARI T.

BEATTIE

JoBé Products

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TANIKA

BRYANT

Buy Black Lou

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RICKY

MASON

BrainSTEM

University

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MEGAN & BRANDEN BELL

Next Door Market