entrepreneurs

Business
1:34 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

Kentucky Pitch Competitions for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Gets Second Year

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The Kentucky Innovation Network will host the second round of is annual entrepreneurial pitch competitions this year.  

Similar to the TV show “Shark Tank,” the competitions allow Kentucky entrepreneurs to present their business ideas to a group of local angel investors, who provide capital for startup companies.  

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Business
4:30 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

11 Year Old Entrepreneur Starts Apparel Business in Madisonville

Credit Anyah's Creative Colors, Facebook Page

Anyah Logan is 11 years old. She loves to ride her bike, play with friends and sew for fun. She's also the owner of a tie-dye apparel business in Madisonville and an interactive marketplace online. She wowed the city's 1 Million Cups of Coffee entrepreneur group with a presentation over the summer. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets Anyah Logan and her mom Yvonne.

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Business
3:46 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

E-Z Portable Buildings Brings New Jobs to McCracken County

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A Metropolis, Illinois-based storage-manufacturing company is relocating its base to McCracken County bringing close to 100 new jobs. 

E-Z Portable Buildings announced that it’s moving its headquarters to the former Essex Wire Plant in West Paducah which has sat vacant for nearly five years. 

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Government
7:31 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Kentucky Awards $100K in Grants to University Students

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The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development has awarded $100,000 in prize money to university students who developed plans for 18 new Kentucky companies.

The prizes awarded last weekend are intended to help identify and support Kentucky's next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.  The largest cash awards went to students whose entries were more fully developed and more likely to succeed. Most of the money can only be claimed as reimbursements after the companies are legally formed. 

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Morning Cram
8:38 am
Fri December 14, 2012

The Morning Cram [couch potato entrepreneur edition]

From NPR: Millenials tired of low-paying jobs or no jobs at all are creating their own small businesses. Some use the space of already established businesses to work while others stay at home and work from their living room.

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