Powering Your Startup from Idea to Exit

Sprocket is the go-to hub for innovative startups, providing you with the necessary resources to help startups launch, scale, and exit successfully. No matter where you are on your journey, we have the right support for you!

IF YOU’RE READY, WE’VE BEEN WAITING

Expert Support at Every Stage of Your Startup

Idea

Idea

Helping you nurture and refine your concepts, turning dreams into actionable plans. And, yes, we can work with napkin notes.

Build

Creation

Connecting you with the right tools, resources, mentorship and funding opportunities to develop your idea into a product. And the coffee you need to fuel it.

Launch

Launch

Providing the marketing and logistical support to introduce your product to the market and debut successfully – without the “am I forgetting anything?!” insomnia.

Grow

Grow

Standing by your side with scalable solutions and guidance so you can expand your reach and impact. Don’t worry, we try not to be too much of a backseat driver.

Exit

Exit

Offering strategic advice and assistance in valuation, negotiation, and transtion to support you through the sale or merger (so you can go ahead and get started on that next idea you’ve got written on that napkin there).

“In the development of our app, we were lacking a business plan. Monica and her team are continuing to coach us through the process of taking our idea to a fully developed business. We feel like Sprocket is not just a place that can help us in the development of our mobile app, but also help us develop it into a business.”

Jason Roper

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OUR PROGRAMS WILL HELP YOU

Grow Your Business

At Sprocket, we understand the challenges and complexities of running a business (taxes, anyone?). We are here to provide you with the resources and expert advice needed to help you succeed. No matter where you are on your startup journey, we have the programs, connections, and support to take your startup to the next stage of growth. While we can’t promise to tackle that dreaded tax return for you (seriously, don’t ask), we’ve got your back on pretty much everything else.

 

NEXT50K

Next 50K Startup Competition

The Sprocket Next50K Startup Competition is a celebration of innovative and technology-driven ideas. We empower early-stage entrepreneurs with support to help their startup thrive in a competitive environment and the guidance of industry experts and successful entrepreneurs.

WKY Innovation Challenge

WKY Innovation Challenge

With the help of Sprocket, startups can access investors and secure the funds they need to grow their business. Our platform allows startups to tap into a network of investors and secure the capital they need to succeed.

BUSINESS COACHING ON-THE-HOUSE

Grow Your Startup with Us

With insights from seasoned experts and real-world problem solvers, we’re not just winging it. We’ll share the knowledge that’s propelled countless startups to success. After all, we’ve been around the block and know which turns to take.

Chris Woolridge

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Chris Woolridge

Chris Woolridge is the Director for the Center of Economic and Entrepreneurial Development for Murray State University and provides over 20 years of experience with all aspects of small business development.

Melanie Reason

SMALL BUSINESS GUIDANCE

Melanie Reason

As the Business Development Specialist for the City of Paducah, Melanie brings a wealth of knowledge, guidance, and strategic support for growing startups, scaling small businesses, and entrepreneurs.

Frank Bennett

FEDERAL CONTRACTING

Frank Bennett

Frank Bennett, from the Kentucky APEX Accelerator, offers free advice to West Kentucky businesses on pursuing local, state, and federal government contracting opportunities.

Take Your First Step

No matter where you are on your startup journey — even if you just have an idea — we can help you move forward! Reach out for support today!