Nucleus offering LaunchIt entrepreneur training program


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville-area entrepreneurs can learn how to launch their product or business through an upcoming training program offered by Nucleus: Kentucky’s Innovation Center. The program, called LaunchIt, is an intensive 10 week course that starts Sept. 3.

    “This course will give start-up owners the tools to successfully launch their business while avoiding the pitfalls others have discovered,” said Nucleus CEO Vickie Yates Brown.

    This is the sixth entrepreneur training program offered by Nucleus, an arm of the University of Louisville Foundation. More information can be found at or at a free “Lunch and Learn” session Aug. 8 at Nucleus TechCenter, 201 E. Jefferson St. Lunch will be provided while coaches and graduates of previous training programs will answer questions. Those interested in attending the session should email Mary Tapolsky at

    Entrepreneurs selected by XLerate Health, the Vogt Awards and VetStart are among those already selected for the LaunchIt program. Applications for others will be accepted through Aug 23. Space is limited.

    For more information contact Mary Tapolsky at 502-584-7824 or

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    Cindy Hess has more than 30 years of experience in communications, marketing and investor relations, including more than a decade at UofL. She is "sort of" retired but happy to come back to the Office of Communications and Marketing to help with special projects and assignments.