Blue North supports entrepreneurs, creators, and builders in NKY.

Northern Kentucky (NKY) is a place where roll-up-your-sleeves, chip-on-your-shoulder kinds of people find the opportunity to make their mark. We help people with great ideas and grand visions navigate the hectic realities of the business world in a collaborative effort to create a region that’s obsessed with furthering the quality of life for everyone.

Upcoming Events

Blue North hosts events and programs to connect and equip entrepreneurs, grow the entrepreneurship community, and celebrate our successes.

Launch Blue Investment Lab with Gordon Daugherty

This session is designed specifically for driven entrepreneurs that are passionate about optimizing their future business potential. Whether you’re working on your MVP and preparing for launch or already generating…


RSS Entrepreneurship News – LINK nky

  • Immersive Gamebox coming to Newport on the Levee in August March 31, 2023
    Newport on the Levee is continuing its revitalization efforts, this time by adding Immersive Gamebox, a social gaming and entertainment business. Set to open in August next to Tom & Chee, Immersive Gamebox allows players to use their bodies as controllers by placing them inside of “gameboxes.” These gameboxes feature touchscreen walls, surround sound systems […]
    Kenton Hornbeck
  • Barb’s Cozy Cottage moving from Bellevue to Dayton March 30, 2023
    A shop that’s been in Bellevue for nearly 20 years is moving to a bordering Northern Kentucky riverfront town. Barb’s Cozy Cottage is moving to 620 6th Ave. in Dayton, next to Galactic Fried Chicken. Plans to move from Bellevue to Dayton were announced on the shop’s official Facebook page. Saturday, March 25 was its […]
    Kenton Hornbeck
  • 20 years of Otto’s: Covington couple reflects on growing a family, community, culture March 28, 2023
    Emily Wolff and Paul Weckman have built their businesses around the values of family, community and culture. They’ve committed to these values since they co-founded Otto’s together in 2003. Since then, their restaurant business has expanded to include five brick-and-mortar locations, each offering different cuisines. Earlier in March, Italian eatery Mama’s on Main, their latest […]
    Kenton Hornbeck
  • Maple Street Biscuit Company opens in Florence March 25, 2023
    Florence’s newest restaurant features southern-style comfort food that is made-from-scratch. “Start camping out because people are going to be lining up,” said Ayssha Abner, the Florence location’s community manager. Officially opening to the public on Monday, the new Maple Street Biscuit Company is located at 6785 Houston Road. The chain specializes in southern-style breakfast and […]
    Kenton Hornbeck
  • Main Street Ventures awards grants to seven NKY businesses March 23, 2023
    Nineteen businesses from the Greater Cincinnati area have been awarded over $365,000 in equity-free funding by Main Street Ventures during its first quarter grant cycle, including seven from Northern Kentucky. The grant money is important for small businesses and startups looking to scale their operations. Cork N Crust, a pizzeria and wine bar in Bellevue, […]
    Kenton Hornbeck
  • LISTEN: Supporting the entrepreneurial mindset with Blue North’s Dave Knox March 22, 2023
    This week on the Mind Your Business, NKY! podcast, LINK nky CEO Lacy Starling and Business Reporter Kenton Hornbeck discuss where sports betting is in the state of Kentucky, what’s next for the bill and an upcoming article with Government & Politics Reporter Mark Payne about the possible turning point for sports betting. The article […]
    Kenton Hornbeck and Lacy Starling

Our mission is to help entrepreneurs in 11 Northern Kentucky counties find an easier path to bringing their ideas to life.

  • Boone County
  • Bracken County
  • Campbell County
  • Carroll County
  • Gallatin County
  • Grant County
  • Kenton County
  • Mason County
  • Owen County
  • Pendleton County
  • Harrison County

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Whether you’re an entrepreneur, interested in becoming a mentor, or want to learn about sponsorship opportunities, send a message to get in touch.