The EKU Business & Technology Accelerator is part of a unique and dynamic partnership to facilitate the growth of businesses and the creation of jobs to improve the economic position and lives in the local area.
The Accelerator is located in the Business & Technology Center building on EKU’s campus and is located on the Lake Level in the College of Business & Technology. The Accelerator program is a university-based economic development program that focuses the energy, skills and intellectual capital of EKU on enterprise creation and expansion. Specializing in the areas of small business services and entrepreneurship, the Accelerator offers a unique combination of programs, services and resources that seek to enhance the regional economy through new business formation.
The Accelerator provides multi-faceted services and business assistance to facilitate business start-up and growth. It provides shared resources, affordable space and access to faculty, staff and management assistance.
The Accelerator includes the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Eastern Region Innovation & Commercialization Center (ICC), an entrepreneurial assistance and business development resource serving 46 counties in Eastern Kentucky. Grants and funding assistance are available to qualified applicants.