Category Archives: Start-up

Start-up Rock Stars!

Who Got the Money 2011

In 2010, entrepreneurial companies in the Bluegrass Region attracted $65 million in venture funding! The 89 Central Kentucky early-stage companies that participated in the annual Lexington Venture Club survey reported a total of $94 million in revenue and 748 people employed with an average full-time salary of $63,485. They also reported hiring 240 people in 2010.

For all the details from the 2011 Who Got the Money Celebration, view the program.

Lexington Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine

Back when the Bluegrass Business Development Partnership was formed in 2006, their first customer was Dr. Bill Bernard. Earlier this week, Dr. Bernard’s vision finally was achieved with the opening of Lexington Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine. Located close to the Kentucky Horse Park, the group veterinary referral practice will focus on outpatient medicine and elective surgery and is expected to fill a need for additional equine surgical facilities in the Central Kentucky area.
Lexington Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine Ribbon Cutting

Full press release below:


CONTACT: Shawn Rogers, 859-257-7487
Bluegrass Small Business Development Center

Outpatient Equine Surgery Center Opens in Lexington with Help from Bluegrass SBDC

LEXINGTON Ky. (Nov. 17, 2010)