In building a network of diverse, performance driven, college educated candidates; we have created an exceptional resource and an attractive demographic for company's staffing and branding initiatives nationally. We are proud to be a part of the KEF program and excited to get started with new initiatives supported through this funding
Louisville, KY (PRWEB) September 10, 2009
The Kentucky Science and Technology Corp. has chosen The Corporate Playbook, LLC as it's most recent recipient of funding. The Kentucky Enterprise Fund (KEF) provides seed and early-stage capital to Kentucky based technology companies with high growth potential. Funded by the Kentucky Cabinet for Post-Secondary Education and managed by the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, KEF has invested in over 50 Kentucky-based high tech companies since 2002.
Companies seeking capital go through a rigorous due diligence process and are judged in terms of industry fit, return on investment and economic development goals. The KEF investment will be added to an earlier round of capital raise led by regional business leaders including Kent Oyler (OPM), Vince Tyra (SouthfieldCapital), Mike Mountjoy (Mountjoy & Bressler), Phoebe Wood (Brown-Foreman), Barrett Nichols (BSG Financial), Dr. John Rhodes (Cardiologist/Entrepreneur), Ed Glasscock (Frost, Brown, Todd) and Joan Fiorito (TransWestern Publishing) amongst others. KSTC Director Sean O'Leary shares, "The technology and innovation being developed by TheCorporatePlaybook.com demonstrates that despite the difficult global economic challenges, entrepreneurship and innovation are alive and thriving in Kentucky."
The CorporatePlaybook offers a unique website, (http://www.thecorporateplaybook.com), which serves as a job board and career network for top companies seeking individuals with collegiate and professional athletic backgrounds for employment. With over 60,000 athlete resumes, 350 national corporate partners and over 600 universities represented nationally, TheCorporatePlaybook.com is committed to assisting current and alumni student athletes in their preparation and pursuit of a fulfilling, lucrative career that truly matches their skills and talents.
While ensuring athletes are provided resources to prepare for their transition from athletics to the workforce, it also provides a direct connection for companies seeking their unique skill sets. "In building a network of diverse, performance driven, college educated candidates; we have created an exceptional resource and an attractive demographic for company's staffing and branding initiatives nationally. We are proud to be a part of the KEF program and excited to get started with new initiatives supported through this funding," states CEO and Co-Founder Chad Smith.
(The Kentucky Enterprise Fund, $4.5M annually in seed capital funded through the Council on Postsecondary http://www.cpe.state.ky.us/index/index.asp Education, focused on filling the gap between founder's and angel/venture capital. To learn more about the Kentucky Enterprise Fund please visit http://www.startupkentucky.com