Hustle Onwards

Northern Kentucky welcomes newcomers and new ideas with open arms, thanks to a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem that connects startups and small businesses with mentors, partners, resources and potential funders.

“The entrepreneurial community’s support and mentoring, particularly being involved with UpTech, put me on the path to achieving my startup’s goals.”

Jeff Mason, Founder of KiwiLive



The Kentucky Innovation Network at Northern Kentucky, a division of Tri-ED, helps coordinate state government and private business efforts to accelerate, guide and gain exposure for startup, emerging and existing entrepreneurs on the pathway to success.



UpTech, the award-winning tech business accelerator, puts approximately 8 to 10 start-ups each year through a 6-month accelerator program driven by entrepreneurship education, mentoring and community development.