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.

Good n’ Local

Good n’ Local empowers food entrepreneurs through education, personalized mentorship, and their signature annual food show.

Good n’ Local

Good n’ Local empowers food entrepreneurs through education, personalized mentorship, and their signature annual food show.

Good n’ Local Food Show

Good n’ Local empowers food entrepreneurs through education, personalized mentorship, and their signature annual food show.

News

RSS Entrepreneurship News – LINK nky

  • NKY Entrepreneur Fund gets $30k grant to support NKY startups June 6, 2024
    Blue North received a $30,000 grant from the Truist Foundation to support the NKY Entrepreneur Fund, which is focused on supporting Northern Kentucky-based entrepreneurs and organizations, and has already supported 23 companies with nearly $366,000 in grants. The post NKY Entrepreneur Fund gets $30k grant to support NKY startups appeared first on LINK nky.
    Staff Report
  • Covington’s small business program grants assistance to six local businesses May 31, 2024
    Six businesses in Covington have received financial help thanks to the city’s Small Business Program. At a meeting last week, the commission voted to approve public incentives for six small […] The post Covington’s small business program grants assistance to six local businesses appeared first on LINK nky.
    Kenton Hornbeck
  • Main Street Ventures doles out funding to three NKY startups May 27, 2024
    Three Northern Kentucky startups have been awarded equity-free funding from Main Street Ventures to grow and expand their business. Main Street Ventures is an entrepreneurial support nonprofit that provides capital […] The post Main Street Ventures doles out funding to three NKY startups appeared first on LINK nky.
    Staff Report
  • Applications for Aviatra’s Momentum Accelerator program now open May 13, 2024
    Aviatra Accelerators has announced the opening of applications for the 2024 Momentum Accelerator program, a 10-week program designed to support women entrepreneurs with a comprehensive business education, mentorship and a pitch competition. The post Applications for Aviatra’s Momentum Accelerator program now open appeared first on LINK nky.
    Staff Report
  • Covington to approve several small business incentives May 11, 2024
    The Covington Board of Commissioners and Department of Economic Development discussed various small business incentives, including rent subsidies, facade grants, historic signage assistance, and job development incentives, which will likely pass at the next meeting. The post Covington to approve several small business incentives appeared first on LINK nky.
    Staff Report
  • Local entrepreneurs, content creators share insights into using social media to build a business May 10, 2024
    Just be yourself. This is the advice Cincinnati-based YouTuber Feli Hofner would give to an aspiring entrepreneur using social media to build out their business and personal brand.  Authenticity was […] The post Local entrepreneurs, content creators share insights into using social media to build a business appeared first on LINK nky.
    Kenton Hornbeck

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

Get Started

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