Calling all entrepreneurs in Eastern Kentucky
Just because you don’t have a million dollar marketing budget or an office in Silicon Valley doesn’t mean you’re not an entrepreneur. If you sell something at a store, from your home, or online — you’re an entrepreneur. SOAR Innovation’s mission is to help you be a successful one.
Meet the SOAR Innovation Team
We’re talking – and doing tech – in Appalachia KY
The 2023 Startup Appalachia Pitch Competition, presented by Community Trust Bancorp., was held on Thursday, June 15 at Morehead State University.
Seven finalists — all tech-based startups — competed for a $10,000 grand prize.
Stay tuned for information on the 2024 Startup Appalachia Pitch Competition.
Support our clients in going to the next level
As our clients grow, so does the need for specialized services and support. From website enhancements to strategic marketing, communications, and content creation, our clients are always looking for ways to grow and reach new customers.
That’s why we are compiling a list of service providers to support our clients.
If your business is customer-focused and outcomes-driven, let’s talk.
Considering starting a business?
Read the Complete Guide to Entrepreneurship in Eastern Kentucky
Before you can turn your idea into a thriving business, you have to lay a strong foundation. Pulling from our experience working with hundreds of entrepreneurs in Eastern Kentucky, we’ve created a five-part, step-by-step guide to help beginners get started.
Get help with business basics
Early entrepreneurs, tap into our direct services
We can help those just starting out on their entrepreneurship journeys get the essentials set up with the least amount of time and money. Reach out to your SOAR Innovation rep today to get started with any one of these six services.
Accelerate your growth
Help for entrepreneurs ready to take the next step
When it’s time to build on the basics, we’ve got you covered. Use these resources to steadily improve your operations and marketing — and prepare your business for funding opportunities.
Join the CO.STARTERS accelerator led and taught by the SOAR Innovation team and other experts. You’ll join peer entrepreneurs from right here in our region for practical guidance and step-by-step execution of business processes — all in a group setting.
Reach out to your SOAR Innovation rep to learn how to join the next cohort.
Attend quarterly SOAR-hosted, professional networking events to connect with other small business owners and entrepreneurs in Eastern Kentucky.
Let’s make it official
SOAR Innovation has many programs and tools to help entrepreneurs in Eastern Kentucky. Let us know which ones you’re interested in receiving more information about. You’ll also get email updates in the future about entrepreneurship events, news, and milestones in your county.
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