Sprocket is on a mission to turn innovative ideas into great companies.

Sprocket is a nonprofit digital economic development organization in Paducah/McCracken County. Serving as the state’s regional hub for entrepreneurship in western Kentucky, our mission is to help entrepreneurs move their business forward. We provide entrepreneurial support programs and  facilitate connections that give small businesses the advantage needed to compete and grow in the digital economy.

We provide:

  • Cowork space with flexible membership options
  • Business start up support and a local business accelerator
  • Annual startup competition called 1ST50K
  • Networking and educational events
  • Software development training 

As a member of Growest, West Kentucky’s regional entrepreneurship coalition, we are committed to building a thriving business community actively engaged in the digital and innovation economy.

Our Team

Monica Bilak

Monica Bilak

Sprocket Founder,
Regional Director

Kobe Gillespie

Kobe Gillespie

Community Manager

Hannah Ranval

Hannah Ranval

Program Manager & Community Development

Nikki D. May

Nikki D. May

Designer + Web Developer

Board of Directors


John Truitt

Kalleo Technologies, Board Chair

Dr. Michael Ramage

The Technology Council of West Kentucky

Patrick Brumley

Small Business and Engineering

Steve Reid


Ines Rivas-Hutchins


Julie Tennyson

Small Business and Intellectual Property

Brandon Hall

Site Lead, Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership

We're Not Doing This Alone