Southeast Kentucky Startup Community

The entrepreneurial ecosystem map for Middlesboro and the surrounding counties (Bell, Clay, Harlan, Knox, Leslie, Letcher and Perry)

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Southeast Kentucky Startup Community by Mind Map: Southeast Kentucky Startup Community

1. Intrapreneurship

1.1. Blue Diamond Industries

1.2. J.R. Hoe & Sons

1.3. Vaughn & Melton

1.4. Green Construction

1.5. Shoffner Management, LLC

2. Service Providers

2.1. Accounting

2.1.1. Greene & Greene

2.1.2. Pillion Accounting and Tax

2.1.3. Sally A. Simpson CPA

2.1.4. Larry Brooks Bookkeeping and Tax Service

2.2. HR

2.2.1. The Job Shop

2.3. IT

2.3.1. World Wide Gap

2.3.2. Young Computing Solutions

2.3.3. CSC (Barbourville)

2.3.4. GDIT General Dynamics

2.3.5. Networking Solutions

2.4. Legal

2.4.1. Pete Cline

2.4.2. John Brown

2.4.3. Josh Howard

2.4.4. Chris Douglas

2.4.5. Keith Nagle

2.4.6. Adam Bowling

2.5. Insurance

2.5.1. Mountain Valley Insurance

2.5.2. American National Insurance Co.

2.5.3. Kentucky Farm Bureau

2.6. Advertising

2.6.1. Custom Specialty Advertising

2.6.2. Quality Outdoor Advertising (TN)

2.6.3. Just Dubb-it Video Services/Frog Studios

2.7. Web Design

2.7.1. Dillon Frost

2.7.2. Brian O'Brien

2.7.3. Genesis Web Solutions

3. Funding

3.1. State/Federal

3.1.1. KSTC

3.1.1.1. Kentucky Innovation Network

3.1.1.1.1. Rural Innovation Fund

3.1.1.1.2. Kentucky Enterprise Fund

3.1.1.1.3. Kentucky New Energy Ventures

3.1.1.2. SBIR/STTR

3.2. Seed/Angel

3.2.1. Kentucky Angel Investors Network

3.2.2. RAIN Source Capital

3.2.3. Kentucky Seed Capital Fund

3.3. Venture Capital

3.4. Private Equity

3.5. CDFi

3.5.1. Kentucky Highlands Investment Corp.

3.5.2. Mountain Area Center for Economic Development

3.5.3. Southeast KY Economic Development Corp.

3.5.4. Pine Mountain Community Development Corp.

3.6. Other

3.6.1. Appalachia Funders Network

3.6.2. Frazier Foundation

4. Support Agencies

4.1. Pine Mountain Community Development Corp.

4.2. Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation

4.3. Mountain Area Center for Economic Development (MACED)

4.4. Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP)

4.5. Appalshop

4.6. Lighthouse Ministry

4.7. Red Bird Mission

4.8. KY Promise Zone

4.9. Center for Rural Development

4.10. Advance Kentucky Alliance

4.11. Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR)

4.12. Discover Downtown Middlesboro, Inc.

5. Networking & Events

5.1. Bell Co. Appalachian Craft Guild

5.2. Bell Co. Chamber of Commerce

5.3. Middlesboro Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW)

5.4. Eastern KY Young Professionals

5.5. Events

5.5.1. Mt. Laurel Festival

5.5.2. Selling to the World

5.5.3. Cumberland Mountain Fall Festival

6. Incubators/Accelerators

6.1. KHIC Coffee Hubs (Coming Soon)

6.2. Makers Market

6.3. Henderson Settlement (Commercial Kitchen)

7. Tech Talent/Training

7.1. Kentucky TECH Advanced Technology Centers

7.1.1. Bell County

7.1.2. Know County

7.1.3. Whitley County

7.1.4. Clay County

7.1.5. Letcher County

7.1.6. Leslie County

7.2. KY Project Lead the Way

8. Research

8.1. UK Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability

8.2. UK Center for Rural Health

8.3. Appalachian Resource Commission

8.4. Kauffman Foundation

8.5. Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

8.6. UL/UK Data Center

9. Gaps/Opportunities

9.1. Underutilization of industrial parks

9.2. Commercial kitchen space

9.3. Biomass / energy

9.4. Reclaimed coal land

9.5. Public transportation

9.6. Senior Care

9.7. Daycare Centers

9.8. Lack of online presence for existing businesses

9.9. County-level collaboration

9.10. Regional Tourism

9.11. Asset Based Economic Development

10. Entrepreneurship Education

10.1. Southeast KY Community & Technical College

10.2. University of the Cumberlands

10.3. Lincoln Memorial University (TN)

10.4. FarmStart - UK Cooperative Extension

10.5. Collins School of Cosmetology

11. Companies

11.1. Software/Tech

11.1.1. Troll & Toad

11.1.2. CSC (Barbourville)

11.2. Manufacturing/Services

11.2.1. Straight Creek Coal

11.2.2. Schwartz Automotive

11.2.3. CBJ Plating and Machine

11.3. Healthcare

11.3.1. ARH Family Care

11.3.2. The Rejuvenation Center

11.3.3. Amedisys Home Health Care

11.3.4. Log Mountain Family Healthcare

11.3.5. Lincare

11.3.6. Mountain Region Home Health

11.4. Life Sciences

11.4.1. Forest Production

11.4.2. Pine Mountain Lumber

11.4.3. E&E Hardwood

11.5. Food

11.5.1. Avenue Cafe

11.5.2. Shades of Brown

11.5.3. Kentucky Biscuit Co.

11.5.4. Busy Bees Cafe

11.5.5. Lazy Joe's

11.5.6. B-Ville Grill

11.6. Tourism

11.6.1. Marty's ATV Oasis

11.6.2. Wilderness Roads Outfitters

11.6.3. Tommy's ATV

11.6.4. Barbourville Water Park

11.6.5. Black Mountain Thunder Zipline

11.7. Media

11.7.1. The Big One 106.3FM