Fast Dozen Exemplify Entrepreneurism in Louisville KY

from GLI – three Rusty Satellite alums featured in Prestigious Fast Dozen – Craig Greenberg, Ingrid Hernandez and Taylor Trusty

Louisville, Ky. – EnterpriseCorp, the division of Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce, that specializes in developing the region’s fast-growth entrepreneurial sector, hosted a special reception this evening to announce the latest 12 fast growth companies named to its Fast Dozen Showcase and present each with the prestigious Fast Dozen Award.   Vice President of EnterpriseCorp, Terry Gill, recognized these homegrown companies that are expanding, adding jobs, increasing revenue, and providing vitality for the entire region.

“We have numerous examples of world-class excellence and innovation occurring right now in the Louisville region,” said Gill.  “These fast growth companies represent the significant contributions to our community’s economic prosperity and are key drivers of job creation.  Our work to support these companies better positions the Louisville region for sustained growth and gives us the opportunity to help grow our next Fortune 500 Company.”

To be considered for the Fast Dozen award and “gazelle” designation companies must be privately held and locally headquartered.   They are at least four years old, have at least five employees and deliver a minimum of $1 million in revenues with at least 20% revenue growth for each of the last three years.  These are truly the high growth, high potential companies in the region.

The Fast Dozen Showcase is presented by Dean Dorton Allen Ford.

2015 Fast Dozen companies

The Fast Dozen Showcase identifies the second stage, fast-growth companies headquartered in the Metro Louisville region.  Fast-growth companies are the businesses that create the majority of new jobs and investment in the community.

The 2015 Fast Dozen companies represent a broad cross section of industry sectors and yield over $40 million in revenues.  They currently employ over 750 people at an average salary of $61,950.

The new Fast Dozen companies for 2015 are:

21c Museum Hotels – The award-winning boutique hotel and restaurant group was founded by contemporary art collectors and preservationists Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson.  Much more than just a place to spend the night, 21c is an inventive union of genuine hospitality, careful design and culinary creativity. 21c currently operates in Louisville, KY; Cincinnati, OH; Bentonville, AR and Durham, NC.  Hotels are under construction or under development  in Lexington, KY and Oklahoma City, OK; Kansas City, MO; Nashville, TN and Indianapolis, IN.

Blackstone Media Network LLC – Since 2006, Blackstone Media has been known for creating beautiful, functional digital experiences that deliver results.  Founded by CEO Taylor Trusty, a serial entrepreneur and developer, Blackstone Media is a firm that has a deep passion for bringing custom solutions to clients that think big. – Established in 1994, works to provide Kentucky and Southern Indiana customers with scalable, expertly-crafted solutions to help businesses maximize the success of their technology investments.  With comprehensive solutions ranging from unified communications to network management and monitoring, is one of the region’s largest technology consulting firms employing over 80 employees serving small/medium sized businesses to large commercial enterprises.

Component Supply LLC – Founded in 2000, Component Supply imports component parts from Asia and provides just in time (JIT) delivery to their US customers.  Imported components include fasteners, stampings, wire form, machined parts, tubing and Torx Tools.  The majority of their customers are in the transportation and automotive industries.  Component Supply, an employee-owned business, is recognized as an Inc. 5000 company and was ranked by Business First’s Fast 50.

InGrid Design LLC – Founded in 2002, InGrid Design is a bilingual communications and graphic design firm with a talented staff, specializing in national marketing campaigns, branding, advertising, photography, video and motion graphics.  The company has received numerous awards including NAWBO’s Woman Business Owner of the Year Award, Gold Webby Award, GLI’s Emerging Minority Business Award, and was named a Business First Fast 50 company.

modulR LLC –  modulR designs and sells mobility-focused cases and accessories, along with custom solutions, designed to maximize the iPad’s comfort and purpose in a fast-paced environment.  modulR has worked with many of the leading companies in tech, healthcare, retail and hospitality to integrate the iPad into their businesses, making their devices more relevant and productive throughout a busy workday.

NowSourcing Inc. –  Founded in 2005, NowSourcing is an award winning, nationally recognized, infographic design agency with strong roots in the human and technical nuances of the web.  NowSourcing has gone on to become a leader in the infographic industry and has been voted #1 in the nation two years in a row.

Prosoft LLC –  Prosoft is an IT staffing company specializing in helping companies find great talent.  They take pride in understanding the Louisville market and are proud to be involved in matching talented consultants with exciting new positions.  Their team strives to get to know both their clients and their candidates on a personal level so they can make long-term fits for all involved.

SkuVault – SkuVault is a cloud-based inventory and warehouse management system that’s designed to work with a client’s warehouse, not against it.  Real-time quantity syncs prevent out of stocks; barcoding and QC reduce picking and shipping errors; and their smart re-order reports ensure that purchasing decisions are backed by hard data.  SkuVault integrates with their clients’ other favorite eCommerce platforms.

Splash Analytics LLC – Splash Analytics is a data analytics company founded with a mission of making profitable use of the millions of data points that their clients capture every day.  Their expertise lies in their ability to uncover hidden patterns, trends and inconsistencies in data from all sources allowing them to build predictive models that can then be used to improve profit and operational effectiveness across an organization.

Street Moda LLC –  Founded in 2005 Matt Kubancik had the idea of marketing brand name apparel and footwear at amazingly discounted prices.  Street Moda has many accomplishments including   being named an Inc. 500/5000 company 2011 through 2014.   Street Moda expects growth to be 20%-30% year after year using a variety of marketplaces such as Amazon US, Amazon UK, eBay US, eBay AU, eBay DE and eBay UK.  They also sell on Trade Me, Sears, Rakuten and Walmart.

White Clay – White Clay creates opportunities for their clients to deliver outstanding customer experiences and improve revenue.   They use market research, consulting, innovation and software to help their clients.  They are an idea company.  They create for a living.  They love what they do.