Immediate Release: February 16, 2017
(Louisville, KY) – Five startups received valuable
marketing and communications advice from a team of experts in the inaugural
RevIt- Accelerating Customer Growth program. Created by Nucleus and GLI’s
EnterpriseCorp and hosted at iHUB on the University of Louisville’s J.D.
Nichols Campus for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the 3-hour sessions offered
free, targeted advice to startups with high growth potential based in the
Greater Louisville region.
“We came in with an idea of our problem and the
experts from Doe-Anderson helped us really break it down into manageable steps
to move us towards our goals,” Jeremiah Chapman, Founder & CEO of FreshFry,
said. “It was also great to have
confirmation that we are moving in the right direction.”
The five companies selected to participate in RevIt
FreshFry, which developed the FreshFry Pod to remove impurities
and extend the life of frying oil for restaurants.
The company is a LaunchIt graduate, Vogt Award winner, an EnterpriseCorp “HOT”
company, and a tenant on the Campus.
Stinger Equipment, which manufactures
revolutionary equipment for landscape professionals, featuring the World's
First Hydro-static Wheelbarrow, the Go Barrow 9000. The company is a LaunchIt
graduate, Vogt Award winner, and an EnterpriseCorp “HOT” company.
Switcher Studio, which is a
video creation platform. The service includes access to the Switcher iOS video
mixing app, cloud services, desktop tools and support. Users can sync up to 4
iPhones and iPads to record and stream LIVE video with TV quality results and
share instantly on YouTube, Facebook and more. The company is an EnterpriseCorp
“HOT” company and is currently a tenant on the Campus.
TriBlue Corporation, which produces a product that removes carbon dioxide and hydrogen
sulfide from natural processing plants. The
company is a LaunchIt graduate, Vogt Award winner, and an EnterpriseCorp “HOT”
Vivorte, which identifies,
develops and commercializes innovative orthopedic devices to improve the lives
of patients and meet market needs. The
company was co-founded by Dr. Michael Voor and Ruth Voor. Dr. Voor is the
founder and director of the Orthopaedic
Bioengineering Laboratory at the UofL School of Medicine.
“When the University of Louisville Foundation
developed the vision for Nucleus, we wanted to be a hub of life science and
innovation with the goal of improving Louisville’s physical and economic
health,” said Mary Tapolsky, Director of Technology Transfer and Program
Administration for Nucleus. “With RevIt, Louisville startups are getting the
best type of investment they can receive: mentorship for their new businesses.”
American Advertising Federation -
Louisville (AAF-Louisville) organized volunteer marketing experts from
Doe-Anderson, Guthrie/Mayes Public Relations, Kale & Flax, Blackstone
Media, Execuity, Fieldtrip, Mightily, PriceWeber, Café Press, Norton
Healthcare, Humana, VIA Studio, CleaRly Stated Communications, and the Louisville
Convention & Visitor’s Bureau to mentor the founders of the five companies
were approached about supporting the RevIt program, we jumped at the chance.
AAF-Louisville is committed to supporting economic development in Louisville,
and our members are very generous when it comes to sharing marketing expertise
to make a positive difference," Mary Gratzer, Executive Director of
the AAF-Louisville, said.
Nucleus and EnterpriseCorp team will follow up with all of the companies who
participated in RevIt in six months to determine how companies utilized the
advice given and the results of the marketing solutions.
“The time and subject-matter expertise given by our
volunteers represents a huge commitment from Louisville’s marketing experts,” Lisa
Bajorinas, Executive Director of EnterpriseCorp, said. “We are so glad so many
firms were willing to step up and help some of the most promising entrepreneurs
in our region. Moving forward we want to make sure that RevIt is a valuable
experience for both the volunteers and the companies involved.”
“The RevIt mentorship program is another example of
the UofL Foundation supporting life science startups and adding to the economic
benefit of Louisville Metro,” said University of Louisville Foundation Interim
Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer Keith Sherman. “We are proud
partners in this endeavor and have great hopes for the innovative companies
To learn more about RevIt, visit https://enterprisecorp.com/programs/revit/.
Nucleus is the central point for science, innovation and
health related companies interested in locating in Louisville. It identifies
and facilitates opportunities, collaborations and business incentives
attractive to prospective companies. Nucleus offers a spectrum of programs,
support services and facilities for tenant companies and entrepreneurs in the
community. For more information, visit www.nucleusky.com.
EnterpriseCorp is the entrepreneurial arm of
Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) – the region’s leading economic development
organization and the Louisville Regional Office for the Kentucky Innovation
Network (KIN). GLI’s EnterpriseCorp is dedicated to building a vibrant
entrepreneurial ecosystem and culture for early stage and fast growth
companies. For more information, visit www.enterprisecorp.com.
About Greater Louisville Inc.
Louisville Inc. - the Metro Chamber of Commerce is focused on growing the
regional economy. As the region’s largest convener business leadership, GLI
leads economic and global outreach strategies focused on business attraction;
nurtures the entrepreneurial eco-system; and champions the development of the
community’s talent base. As the voice of Greater Louisville’s business
community, GLI advocates for a pro-business environment and facilitates businesses
engagement on issues that impact regional competitiveness. For more
information, visit www.GreaterLouisville.com.
Alison Brotzge-Elder, email@example.com; 502-262-0359