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Louisville/Lexington Start-up Slams begin in Louisville Aug. 3
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 3, 2011) —The first of a regular series of Louisville/Lexington Start-Up Slams begins Wednesday, August 3, 5:30 p.m. at the Bluegrass Brewing Company in downtown Louisville. The Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation is combining efforts with IN2LEX, an open-source consortium of entrepreneurs and professionals in Lexington, Greater Louisville Inc. and others to create events that will have an expanded impact in the Lexington and Louisville entrepreneurial communities. The events are designed to be informal and high energy. They are focused on connecting entrepreneurs, investors and business professionals.
Mayors Jim Gray and Greg Fischer are both in support of building and connecting the Lexington and Louisville entrepreneurial communities.
"Lexington and Louisville have had a competitive history. It's time we work together, intentionally," Mayor Jim Gray said. "By combining strengths and connecting partners to drive economic development, both cities can open doors that otherwise might be closed. Start-Up Slam supports those efforts. This program will help our cities learn the importance of teamwork, a lesson Mayor Fischer and I learned in our many years in business."
Mayor Greg Fischer agrees. "This is the kind of opportunity both entrepreneurs and investors need to seize," he said. "It is a chance to connect with other innovative people in the Commonwealth and gain relationships and insight that just may move you to the next level."