At Amplify, we connect the dots so founders
can move faster, smarter.

Are you a startup that’s ready to take on investment? Find out how ‘investor ready’ you are by using our new online self-assessment tool. You’ll receive individualized feedback, opportunities to make investor connections and access to additional resources. Identify areas of strength and opportunity for your startup – find out your “Level” today!

Our Company

Amplify is the state funded entrepreneurial support organization for the greater Louisville and Lincoln Trail areas. We serve tech-enabled, venture-backable startups, agnostic to industry, from ideation to their first growth stage investment round. We do this with coaching, resources, events and programs, and overall community navigation.

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We Are Founders, For Founders

We help founders in early stages to refine their business model, assess needs for growth and gain access to essential resources such as capital, talent, customers and mentorship. Learn More About Our Team
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Make Essential Resources Available To All Founders

We are a team of entrepreneurs with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion.
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Boosting Startups, Powering The Community 

Our resources have helped 1000’s of startups to launch and grow. Here are a few key metrics of our impact over the past year: 

1K+ Connections: over thousands of meetings facilitated for education, capital, mentorship and more. 

$800K Coaching and Fundraising Assistance: our Entrepreneurs In Residence (EIRs) worked 1:1 with dozens of founders resulting in over $800K raised/won.

1000’s Of Participants: we host and sponsor programming for skill building, networking and more.

40% Of $$$’s Into Community: we act as “community quarterback” and support other Entrepreneurial Support Organizations to expand our reach.

 

Our Team

We are a team of entrepreneurs with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. Find out how we got here, what we each take on for Amplify and a few fun facts!

Larry Horn

Executive Director

Keionna Baker

Director of Community Engagement

Jenn Callahan

Director of Bussiness Dev and Marketing

Harrison Kirby

Data Ninja

Taryn Skees

Social Media Manager

Laura Kenning

Operations Manager

Dr. Angelique Johnson

Executive In Residence (EIR)

David Lopez

Executive In Residence (EIR)

Keegan Tingle

Special Projects Intern

Are You A Founder?

Get Your Investment Readiness Score

Find out how ‘investor ready’ you are by using our online self-assessment tool.