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Nucleus Opens iHub – new home for startups

by Mark Hebert, communications and marketing last modified Oct 10, 2012 12:50 PM

Nucleus, the UofL Foundation’s economic development arm, has transformed a vacant building into an inexpensive space for entrepreneurs and startup companies to set up shop and share ideas with their peers.

Nucleus Opens iHub – new home for startups

People gather outside iHub at the Oct. 9 opening.

Called iHub, the building officially opened Oct. 9 at a ceremony attended by University of Louisville President James Ramsey, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth.

“The iHub will foster entrepreneurs and innovation. It also will give UofL faculty the chance to rub elbows with other creative people as they explore new ideas, develop their inventions and get them to the marketplace,” Ramsey said.

Nucleus bought the building at 204 S. Floyd St. and renovated it into 2,200 square feet of collaborative working space for innovators who don’t want or need a large office.

Desk space in the open room rents for $80 per month. iHub also has one conference room.

Nucleus CEO Vickie Yates Brown also announced “e + i” a series of informal discussions between entrepreneurs and iHub innovators. For more information on the discussions, email Nucleus.

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