Forcht Center Community Programs
The Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship offers startup training for entrepreneurs and early stage companies in our community.
Additional Community Programs
Greater Louisville Small Business Development Center
The College of Business is a sponsoring member of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which provides training and consulting services to for-profit small business owners as well as entrepreneurs wishing to start a small business. The organization also offers high-quality small business seminars and workshops at minimal cost.
Louisville Venture Connectors
The College of Business is a sponsoring member of the Louisville Venture Connectors. Founded in 1995, the Louisville Venture Connectors brings entrepreneurs and investors together in a professional yet relaxed forum. The monthly meetings offer both groups the opportunity to make valuable contacts, exchange information, and pursue mutual business opportunities. An important purpose of the Louisville Venture Connectors is to help facilitate and encourage the expansion of business and commercial investment activities in the region. Teams of entrepreneurs from the College’s MBA programs regularly present new business concepts at Louisville Venture Connectors meetings. Scholarships are available for Entrepreneurship MBA students to attend these monthly meetings. Visit the Louisville Venture Connectors website.
Small Business Institute
This program supports regional economic development interests by pairing working professional MBA students with small business owners to help address the challenges of growth and competition. More information on the Small Business Institute.