LIFTOFF Communities

Each LIFTOFF community completes a rigorous experiential program to prepare them for launching a business in the Central Kentucky Bluegrass region. The first and most essential lesson each community learns (and then practices) is the entrepreneurial mindset. With this foundation, LIFTOFF participants learn CentreWorks’ Human-Centered Innovation Approach™ (HCA) to develop their value proposition. They learned the basics of the business model along with foundational financial, legal, and digital marketing principles. The CentreWorks’ mission includes growing multiple LIFTOFF communities to build a regional innovation and startup culture and to spark new economic development and social enterprise opportunities. Keep an eye on our social media and website for our next LIFTOFF community and consider joining.

Our LIFTOFF Graduates

Community One: Fall 2020

Kate

Snyder

Founder, Plaid Elephant Books

Kathy

York

Founder, York's Corks

Karen

Hughes

Megan

Berketis

Co-Founder, The Parthenon Greek-American Eats

Sussana

Thomas

Founder, Shamrock Legacy Coaching and Consulting, LLC

Roni

Gilpin

Nancy

Mann

Mimi

Becker

Melody

Wrey

Melissa

Sheene

Gina

Nicoletti- Bellinger

Margaret

Levi

Katherine Lander

Community Two: Spring 2021

Alethea Bruzek

Megan

Richardson

CFO, Elmwood Inn

Fine Teas

Jerett

Mason

Michelle Padgett

Danielle

Dampier


Community Three: Fall 2021

Kydris

Washington

Laura Richard

Amanda Pruitt

Bryana Miracle

Justin

Rowe

Adam

Wade

Beth

Morgan

Remonica

Garr-Conner

Community Four: Spring 2022

Irma Perez

Founder, Tamales y Mas

IldeFonzo Rodriguez

Founder, El Taller

Auto Repair

Martha Francisco

Founder, Limpieza de Casa

Claudia Greaeiones

Redonna Bredar

Rae's Bouquets

https://www.raesbouquets.com/

Chris Claunch

Centro Latino

Community Five: Summer 2022

Mandy Emmons

Founder, AgeWell Senior Services LLC

https://www.agewellky.com/

Francine Southerland

Founder, Wilderness Yoga Shala

http://www.wildernessyogashala.com/

Germaine Dunn