Hazard Startup Community

The entrepreneurial ecosystem map for Hazard and the surrounding counties (Perry, Knott, Lee, Wolfe, Breathitt, Owsley, and Leslie)

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Hazard Startup Community by Mind Map: Hazard Startup Community

1. Entrepreneurship Education

1.1. Hazard Community and Technical College

1.2. University of Pikeville

1.3. University Center of the Mountains

1.4. Alice Lloyd College

1.5. Berea College - Entrepreneurship for the Public Good

1.6. EKU Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Technology

1.7. FarmStart - UK Cooperative Extension Service

1.8. Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute - Center for Rural Development

2. Companies

2.1. Software/Tech

2.1.1. TechEast

2.1.2. Monkey Punch

2.1.3. The Hub

2.2. Manufacturing/Services

2.2.1. SEKRI Industries

2.2.2. Phillips Diversified Manufacturing Inc.

2.2.3. Collins Manufacturing

2.2.4. JC TEC Industries

2.3. Healthcare

2.3.1. Appalachian Regional Healthcare

2.3.2. Medi Home Care

2.3.3. KVC Behavioral Healthcare

2.3.4. Frontier Nursing Service

2.4. Life Sciences

2.5. Food

2.5.1. Grow Appalachia

2.5.2. Treehouse Cafe

2.5.3. Coal River Grill

2.5.4. Big Blue Smokehouse

2.5.5. Holiday Farm

2.5.6. Highland Winery

2.5.7. Wendover Bed and Breakfast Inn at the Big House

2.5.8. Chop Shop

2.5.9. Old Homeplace Farm

2.6. Media

2.6.1. Appalachian Wireless

2.6.2. Paul Gordon Photo

2.6.3. Davida Patrick Interior

2.6.4. TVS Cable

2.6.5. Our Mountains

3. Intrapreneurship

4. Service Providers

4.1. Accounting

4.1.1. Tammie Cox / Web-Based QuickBooks

4.1.2. Mitchell Associate Accounting

4.1.3. Wells & Co. PSC

4.1.4. Tax Works of Hazard Inc.

4.2. HR

4.3. IT

4.3.1. TechEast

4.3.2. Monkey Punch

4.4. Legal

4.4.1. Suzie Hixon / Intellectual Property

4.4.2. Stratton Law Firm PSC

4.4.3. Hollon & Collins

4.4.4. McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC

4.5. Strategic Planning

4.6. Web Design

4.6.1. WaveFade Media

4.6.2. AdEast Inc.

4.6.3. East KY Web

4.6.4. Appalachian Hosting

4.7. Software Development

5. Funding

5.1. State/Federal

5.1.1. KSTC

5.1.1.1. Kentucky Innovation Network at EKU

5.1.1.1.1. Rural Innovation Fund

5.1.1.1.2. Kentucky Enterprise Fund

5.1.1.1.3. Kentucky New Energy Ventures

5.1.1.2. SBIR/STTR

5.2. Seed/Angel

5.2.1. Kentucky Angel Investors Network

5.2.2. RAIN Source Capital

5.2.3. Kentucky Seed Capital Fund

5.3. Venture Capital

5.4. Private Equity

5.5. CDFi

5.5.1. Kentucky Highlands Investment Corp.

5.5.2. Mountain Area Center for Economic Development

5.5.3. Pine Mountain Development Corp.

5.5.4. Southeast KY Economic Development Corp.

5.6. Other

5.6.1. Appalachia Funders Network

6. Support Agencies

6.1. Appalachian Innovations Collaborative

6.2. Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation

6.3. Mountain Area Center for Economic Development

6.4. Southeast KY Economic Development Corp.

6.5. Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP)

6.6. East Kentucky Technical Assistance Providers Network

6.7. KY Small Business Development Centers

6.8. Center for Rural Development

6.9. Kentucky River Area Development District

6.10. Teleworks USA

6.11. Kentucky Career Center

7. Networking & Events

7.1. Eastern KY Food Systems Collaborative

7.2. InVision Hazard

7.3. Southeast KY Chamber of Commerce

7.4. Society of Human Resource Managers

7.5. Lions and Kiwanis Clubs

7.6. Hazard Rotary Club

7.7. Events

7.7.1. 5Across (University of Pikeville)

7.7.2. Selling to the World Expo (Middlesboro)

7.7.3. Pop Up Shops

8. Incubators/Accelerators

8.1. LKLP Community Action Partnership (Office Space)

8.2. Kentucky Highlands Innovation Center

8.3. Kentucky Innovation Network at EKU

8.4. Appalachian Artisan Center

8.5. Jackson County Regional Food Center

9. Tech Talent/Training

9.1. Microsoft TEALS - Lee County High School

9.2. HCTC Challenger Learning Center

9.3. 4-H S.E.T. - UK Cooperative Extension Service

10. Research

10.1. UK Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability

10.2. UK Center for Rural Health

10.3. Appalachian Resource Commission

10.4. Kauffman Foundation

10.5. Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

11. Gaps/Opportunities

11.1. Coordination of resources

11.2. Corporate intrapreneurs

11.3. Underutilization of industrial parks

11.4. Networking and event culture

11.5. Underutilization of natural resources / adventure tourism

11.6. Lack of online presence for existing businesses

11.7. Few ongoing entrepreneurial events

11.8. Gathering spots for spontaneous networking

11.9. County-level collaboration