Big Sandy Startup Community

The entrepreneurial ecosystem map for Big Sandy and the surrounding counties (Floyd, Johnson, Martin, Magoffin and Pike)

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Big Sandy Startup Community by Mind Map: Big Sandy Startup Community

1. Entrepreneurship Education

1.1. Big Sandy Community and Technical College

1.2. University of Pikeville

1.3. EKU Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Technology

1.4. FarmStart - UK Cooperative Extension Service

1.5. Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute - Center for Rural Development

1.6. Morehead State

1.7. The Arts House

1.8. David School

1.9. Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center

2. Companies

2.1. Software/Tech

2.1.1. Monkey Punch

2.1.2. Micro Tech

2.2. Manufacturing/Services

2.2.1. Bella Pooch

2.2.2. Wright Concrete

2.2.3. Gears Inc.

2.2.4. Cone Drive

2.2.5. Fishy Business Pay Lake

2.3. Healthcare

2.4. Life Sciences

2.5. Food

2.5.1. Grow Appalachia

2.5.2. McGuire's Brickhouse

2.5.3. Lizzy B's Cafe

2.5.4. Dreamz Stables

2.5.5. Roasted

2.6. Media

2.6.1. Appalachian Wireless

2.6.2. Artists Collaborative Theatre

2.6.3. Jenny Wiley Theatre

2.6.4. TVS Cable

2.6.5. Our Mountains

3. Intrapreneurship

3.1. Jigsaw Enterprises

3.2. Johnson Industries

3.3. Alltech

3.4. EQT Corp.

3.5. Kinzer Drilling

4. Service Providers

4.1. Accounting

4.1.1. Genesis Billing

4.1.2. Lynetter Schindler CPA

4.1.3. Linda Sumpter CPA

4.2. HR

4.2.1. Manpower Temp Services

4.3. IT

4.3.1. Monkey Punch

4.3.2. Walker Communications

4.3.3. Gearheart Communications

4.3.4. Suddenlink

4.4. Legal

4.4.1. Stratton Law Firm PSC

4.4.2. AppalReD

4.4.3. Volunteer Lawyers for Appalachian Kentucky (VLAK)

4.5. Insurance

4.5.1. Commercial Insurance Services

4.6. Advertising

4.6.1. Fairway Outdoor

4.6.2. Vantage Point

4.7. Web Design

4.7.1. Sandy Valley Media

4.7.2. BT Media

4.7.3. Joel Ward Media

4.8. 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

5.2.4. Big Sandy Area Development District

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. Southeast KY Economic Development Corp.

5.6. Other

5.6.1. Appalachia Funders Network

6. Support Agencies

6.1. Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation

6.2. Mountain Area Center for Economic Development

6.3. Southeast KY Economic Development Corp.

6.4. Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP)

6.5. East Kentucky Technical Assistance Providers Network

6.6. Pikeville Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

6.7. Center for Rural Development

6.8. Big Sandy Area Development District

6.9. Teleworks USA

6.10. Big Sandy Area Community Action

7. Networking & Events

7.1. Southeast KY Chamber of Commerce

7.1.1. Business After Hours

7.1.2. Eggs & Issues

7.1.3. Leadership SE

7.2. Johnson County Chamber of Commerce

7.3. Floyd County Chamber of Commerce

7.4. Society of Human Resource Managers

7.5. Kiwanis Club

7.6. Big Sandy P-16

7.7. Events

7.7.1. 5Across (UPike)

7.7.2. Women's Business Symposium

7.7.3. Highlands Folk Festival

7.7.4. Hillbilly Days

7.7.5. Heritage Days

7.7.6. Founder's Day

7.7.7. Apple Blossom Festival

8. Incubators/Accelerators

8.1. Kentucky Innovation Network at UPike

8.2. Mountain Arts Center

8.3. Oscar Center (Commercial Kitchen)

9. Tech Talent/Training

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

10.6. UL/UK Data Center

10.7. Central Appalachian Institute for Research and Development (UPike)

10.8. Embracing Cultural Heritage Opportunities (BSCTC)

10.9. Insight Consulting

11. Gaps/Opportunities

11.1. Underutilization of industrial parks

11.2. Tech Talent/Training

11.3. Underutilization of natural resources / adventure tourism

11.4. Lack of online presence for existing businesses

11.5. County-level collaboration

11.6. Public initiatives with corporate intrapreneurs

11.7. Regional Tourism

11.8. Youth Entrepreneurship Education