Announcements are welcome from both members and guests. Please feel free to make your announcement during our next meeting.
Isaac Mitchell, University of Louisville, (502) 428-5773, firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Isaac Mitchell. I am a freshman at the University of Louisville studying Economics and Entrepreneurship. In 2019, I will be running 7 MARATHONS, on 7 CONTINENTS, in 7 DAYS in the World Marathon Challenge. I am seeking $40,000 in a corporate sponsorship. This is an opportunity for Louisville, my home, to be represented yet again on the global sporting scene. Our city - and your company - will receive significant media attention to a global market - even on Antarctica! At 19 years old, my mission is to build up my community and the people around me by making use of my passions. Louisville, I need your help.
Jessica Sharon, Food Literacy Project, (502) 387-4028, email@example.com
The Food Literacy Project of Louisville is hosting its 1st Annual Golf Scramble on Monday, April 10, at Oxmoor Country Club. The Food Literacy Project offers comprehensive experiential education through our Field to Fork program, serving: public and private schools, community groups and special needs groups to foster healthier children, healthier communities and increased respect for the land. We are seeking golfers and hole sponsors for the event. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Randy Scherer, Rehab Pro, (502) 645-7494, RScherer@MyRehabPro.com
Randy Scherer recently joined the My Rehab Pro Team. My Rehab Pro is a tool for physical therapist, orthopedic surgeons and other rehab professionals that improves patient outcomes and clinician's productivity by making it easier to prescribe and perform rehab exercises. The company was founded 2 ½ years ago and has just completed beta testing our software platform. Over 200 physical therapists and 2,000 patients are using the product including Frazier Rehab, Baptist Hospital and Ellis & Badenhausen. We are currently pivoting the company from development mode into growth and customer acquisition mode. In 2016, My Rehab Pro has raised $200K and is in the process of raising another $250K. To learn more about the company, contact Randy or visit www.myrehabpro.com.
Theresa Camoriano, Duncan Galloway Egan Greenwald PLLC, (502) 423-9850, email@example.com
The statement made at the September meeting that the U.S. has the highest infant mortality rate of the developed countries is not true. If you investigate, you will find that each country measures infant mortality differently, which makes the comparison meaningless. There is so much misinformation out there that it makes it difficult for us to know how to carry out our responsibility as citizens in a self-governing country.
I recommend two books that have helped me and that can be obtained free on the Internet: 1. "The Law," by Frederic Bastiat, which was written in the mid-1800s and explains the proper role of law in a free society. I am a Patent Attorney and wish I had known about that book when I was in law school: http://bastiat.org/en/the_law.html. 2. "Economics in One Lesson," by Henry Hazlitt, written in 1946 and still very relevant. It can be downloaded from the library at the Mises Institute: https://mises.org/library
Matt Multerer, Finespun Clothing, (502) 777-5420, firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Matt Multerer. Some of you have met me in the past as a commercial banker with Chase. But this summer I jumped into the start-up world by launching an online men's clothing company called Finespun Clothing. We are a brand driven by the principles of the direct-to-consumer delivery model, which allows us to produce luxurious, high-quality garments without the traditional retail mark-ups. I also want to give a big shout out to Dayna Neumann, Alli Truttmann, Larry Horn, and Greg Langdon, all of whom provided great guidance as I started this venture. For more information, visit www.FinespunClothing.com.
Zuzana Hronik, Louisville Apocalypse, (502) 608-1163, email@example.com
With the outbreak of zombie themed craze, we want to bring the zombie apocalypse to Louisville by creating a destination adventure venue. The Louisville Apocalypse will offer a complete immersion into the zombie infested world with one mission in mind – to survive. Louisville Apocalypse wants to do it right, with focus on realism and attention to detail by using the state-of-the-art laser tag equipment, with full metal, gas-recoil weapons and the headshot to immobilize the zombies. Louisville is a fun and eccentric city — the annual Zombie Walk is a great testament to this. This event started with just a few friends and has grown to tens of thousands participants. We are seeking investors who would like to capitalize on the zombie craze that is still on the rise thanks to the popular AMC television show "The Walking Dead."
Nick Bhatt, Freedom Senior Share LLC, (502) 802-0232, firstname.lastname@example.org
We are offering cost effective, comprehensive, revolutionary concept in long-term care. We are offering a medical model adult day care for seniors, the disabled and those needing short- or long-term assistance with RN or CNAs. We have onsite physical therapy, pharmacy, transportation, doctor's office, case management and concierge services. We are seeking funding for three months of cash to pay employees. Over 75% of the business is government reimbursement. The company is valued at $4 million.
Drew Duffin, VizionAir, (317) 363-5618, email@example.com
VizionAir is in the process of developing solutions to become a pioneer in the commercial drone industry. The U.S. drone industry (UAV) had an economic impact of more than $13.6 billion and 70,000 jobs within the first three years of integration. U.S benefits will grow through 2025 with more than 100,000 jobs created and economic impact of $82 billion. States that create favorable regulatory and business environments for the industry, and the technology will likely siphon jobs away from states that do not. The various applications of UAV drones not only help the end user save big in terms of cost and time of operations while mitigating the risk of human involvement, but also allows users to gain an innovative-creative experience. VizionAir is actively gaining strategic partnerships, advisers and insights to help become the model for how drone services will develop and grow for the future. Visit www.thevizionair.com for more information.
Mary Tapolsky, Nucleus, (502) 569-2059, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepting registrations for Spring 2016 LaunchIt program; this 10-week program will meet from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday evenings from Feb. 18-April 21, inclusive. LaunchIt Lunch & Learn, an opportunity to hear about benefits/value of attending LaunchIt from LaunchIt graduates and LaunchIt coaches, will be from 12-1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, at the TechCenter. Additional information on the Nucleus website, nucleusky.com
Mike Harlan, Custom Rubber Composites LLC, (502) 608-6518, email@example.com
Custom Rubber Composites is an industrial manufacturing startup that I helped found in 2013. We make a consumable product, impact bars, that are used to support heavy-duty conveyor belts in coal mines, processing plants, power plants, rock quarries and similar places. We're offering a better-performing, tailored product at a competitive price, made here in Louisville with U.S.-made materials, with excellent service and support versus imports primarily from India, China and Malaysia. We grew our sales in 2014 and were cash-positive, so we don't need capital or investors right now. But we're looking for new customers, so if you know anybody who owns or operates heavy-duty conveyor belts and buys impact bars, call (502) 608-6518 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm also glad to share what we've learned with anybody else who's considering an industrial manufacturing startup.
Linda Long, Long and Associates Marketing, (502) 544-7930, email@example.com
Long and Associates Marketing helps small businesses and start up companies create and sustain buzz. We have over 30 years of experience in marketing and communications. Learn more at http://longandassociatesmarketing.com.