Nucleus to offer entrepreneur training program


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville-area entrepreneurs can learn how to launch their product or business through a training program offered by Nucleus: Kentucky’s Innovation Center. LaunchIt is an intensive 10-week course that starts Feb. 25.

    “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 seventh entrepreneur training program offered by Nucleus, an arm of the University of Louisville Foundation.

    Lashana Harris, who owns Babylocity, LLC, participated in the program last fall.

    “This program really put the wind in the sails of my company,” said Harris. “It was a phenomenal experience and taught me so much.”

    Harris said LaunchIt helped her secure $100,000 in seed money toward commercializing Babylocity products.

    The course also helps “intrapreneurs” – those looking for new ways to improve existing companies. Greg Buccola of Louisville architectural, engineering and construction management firm Luckett & Farley said, “It was unlike any business course, class or seminar I’ve ever taken. It helped me look at our current systems through a different lens and figure out how to provide more value to our clients.”

    More information can be found at Applications will be accepted through Feb. 19. Space is limited.

    A Lunch and Learn will be noon – 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Nucleus TechCenter, 201 E. Jefferson St., in the third floor conference room.

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

    Cindy Hess
    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.