Say the words “tech startup” and most people will think of Seattle or Silicon Valley; mention Louisville and you’re sure to evoke images of horse racing or America’s favorite pastime. However, Kentucky’s largest city is increasingly known as a hotbed of local tech innovation.
The following leading tech ventures chose a more southerly location with charm and a central location to set up shop—here are 13 tech startups from Louisville you need to know about in 2017 and beyond.
Founded by former Kansas City Royals pitcher Steve Stemle, Lokator has developed a target and bullpen app for helping pitchers hone their skills. The solution teachers users where to throw, which pitches to throw, and what pitches go well sequentially.
Need an interactive kiosk or digital signage? Codigo’s solutions allows retailers to more effectively communicate their marketing messages and enhance their shoppers’ retail environment.
My Rehab Pro has developed a mobile app and platform that enables physical therapists, orthopedic physicians, and patients to gain instant control over their rehabilitation. The solution’s toolset enables a better patient experience with better recovery outcomes.
Switcher’s video solution allows users to sync up to 4 iPhones and iPads for recording and streaming live video. Notable features include photos and graphic overlays, multi-view effects, and more.
HiveDesk is a time tracking platform that helps virtual teams and remote workforces manage their hours and locations with greater ease. The offering is available for both desktops and mobile devices.
Any list from Louisville wouldn’t be complete without a reference to the equine industry—IRISTRAC offers a biometric animal identification system that is non-invasive.
5Slides helps users streamline their concepts and ideas for better clarity and succinctness—think of it as a two-minute keynote presentation, minus the boring bits. Be sure to check out the other innovative solutions from its creator, Forest Giant.
Mavizon develops user-friendly solutions that connect drivers with their cars, friends/family, and the world at-large. The company was recently named one of “The World’s “50 Most Innovative Companies” by FastCompany.
Quantum Leap’s virtual file storage solutions allows users to securely share files and integrate them with leading ERP, CRM, and CMS tools. The company also offers a platform for translation management and product information localization, among other offerings.
The majority of the U.S.’ workforce doesn’t sit behind a desk checking email 9-5, but most of them do own a smart device. Red e App enables employers to deliver company news, information, and digital documents directly to individual employees or entire teams on their smartphones, sans inbox.
NXdrive’s data storage solution takes an innovative approach to protecting users against data breaches: the tool uses fragment-based data storage technology instead of file-based data storage for better security.
MailHaven is a smart mailbox that tracks and protects your packages—the solution does away with cluttered inboxes, lost tracking codes, and missed deliveries.
Sleep apnea is a dangerous condition that could lead to high blood pressure, stroke, heart attacks, and a host of other maladies. PSYCHE aims to improve sufferers’ condition with smart solutions such as its sleep pillow and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) ventilator device.
From smart devices for the equine industry to solutions for helping pitchers improve their throw, Louisville tech startups are positioned to go head-to-head with the best and brightest from Silicon Valley. Be sure to keep your eye on these innovators in 2017 and beyond.