REAP Team Kentucky

REAP Team Kentucky is building a culture that inspires, supports, and sustains entrepreneurship through utilizing Kentucky’s diverse resources.

Kentucky is transitioning from an economy based on coal and agriculture. It is necessary to set up an infrastructure for new ventures that both urban and rural communities can participate in. With personnel from the University of Kentucky, the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, Bit Source, Tri-ED, Logan Aluminum, Centre College, and the Future of Work in Kentucky Initiative, REAP Team Kentucky is uniquely suited to take on this challenge.

Team Members

University
Government
Corporate
Risk Capital
Entrepreneur

Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model

Luke Ramsay
Champion
Economic Development Extension Specialist: University of Kentucky CEDIK
Casey Barach
Senior Vice President: Tri-ED
Stacey Hughes
Human Resources Manager: Logan Aluminum
Rusty Justice
Co-Founder: Bit Source
Brian Mefford
Executive Director of the Office of Entrepreneurship: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
John Roush
President: Centre College
Sam Ford
Founder: Future of Work in Kentucky Initiative
Dr. Alison Davis
Director: Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky & Professor of Agricultural Economics: University of Kentucky
Kevin Loux
Director of Strategic Partnerships: Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR)

Core Regional Metrics

INNOVATION CAPACITY

Ability to develop new to the world innovations from inception through to the market.

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People

Kentucky has a population of 4.3 million. Approximately 2.5 million live in urban areas, and 1.8 live in rural ones.

Performance

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Demand

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Funding

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Culture & Community

Kentucky is divided into 120 counties.

Infrastructure

Top industries include healthcare, manufacturing, and retail.

ENTREPRENEURIAL CAPACITY

Ability to start and build new to the world businesses from inception to maturity.

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Funding

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Demand

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People

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Performance

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Culture & Community

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Infrastructure

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