September 18-20, 2023 | Mellwood Arts Center - Louisville, KY

Startup Week

A week of entrepreneurial events developing, connecting, & celebrating Louisville’s startup ecosystem.

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About Startup Week Louisville

What is Startup Week?

Startup Week is 3 days of in-person events that connect, equip, inspire, and celebrate our local startup ecosystem. 

Join us at Louisville’s vibrant Mellwood Arts Center September 18-20 for insightful workshops, compelling speakers, and plenty of opportunities to connect with Louisville’s entrepreneur community.

a week designed for you

Choose Your Track

Choose a track based on your startup stage or interest area or build your own custom schedule!

Get a sneak peek at this year’s speaker lineup including founders, local leaders, and creatives of every stage, industry, and experience level.

We’d also love your input on sessions and speakers. You can submit your ideas here.

Startup 101

Growth & Scale



See What it's All About

Not just another conference

Leave Empowered & Equipped for Action


Get Inspired

Whether it’s a new idea or a lifeboat to pull you out of a creative rut, you’ll leave each session ready to tackle the next challenge in your startup journey.


Grow Your Network

Connect with other movers, shakers, and creators in Louisville who share a common passion for solving the biggest problems facing people today.


Learn a New Skill

Our workshops taught by local industry leaders will give you the tools and strategy you need to launch and grow your business. 


Raise Capital

Between the pitch competitions and the investor connection opportunities, there are plenty of ways to raise money for your startup while at the event.


Be Celebrated

We can’t wait to celebrate Louisville’s growing startup ecosystem and founders like you. It’s a hard journey but you’re not alone and you’re doing great!


Join Our Community

With new skills, connections, and capital, it’s time to get to grow! The best part is you’re connected more to Louisville’s helpful startup community.

Grow the Community

Get Involved

We believe Louisville can launch and grow startups that change the world but that can’t happen without your support. Help us find and equip more local entrepreneurs.

Spread the Word

A simple share on social media, your email list, or personal invite to your coworkers and community can make all the difference.


There are plenty of things that need to get done ahead of and during Startup Week Louisville. We'd love any amount of time you can offer.

Become a Sponsor

This is a great way to invest in the future of Louisville's startup community while raising awareness of your business or product.

Join Our Team

Join our local organizing team that handles logistics, sponsors, finance, marketing, content planning, and attendee experience.

Reach out to our team:

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