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United States : $50000 grant received by Awesome Inc. to boost tech start-ups.

With the help of a $50,000 grant from the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, some early-stage Kentucky start-up ventures will get a business boost through Awesome Inc., in the form of office space, mentoring assistance, free legal assistance and additional support.

Awesome Inc. founder Brian Raney said that the Awesome Fellowship Program will assist up to eight startup enterprises for one year as they work to get their ideas off the ground. Companies in the Fellowship Program have access to any of above 60 participating mentors in the business community with experience in fields ranging from online marketing to manufacturing.

Theresa Simcic, director of the Fellowship Program said, For the companies participating, one of the most valuable parts of the Fellowship Program is the opportunity to connect with key people and form relationships integral to the success of their company . For instance, startups have the opportunity to attend the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame and network with some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the state and country.

Raney said that fellowship Program participants in addition are offered up to four hours of free legal services per month, or 48 hours for the year, provided by Dinsmore and Shohl. The networking opportunities and outside assist are important for startup businesses, which normally have a wide range of requirements and very limited capital.

Raney said, These companies are very early-stage, which is our specialty at Awesome Inc. . The companies get a wide range of services that are meant to make their lives easier in growing their companies.

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Date:Nov 27, 2014
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