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Health Tech

Louisville, Ky.   |   Nov. 15, 2019



Can't make it? Join the livestream!

What is Founder Hunt?

Founder Hunt is a startup pitch event, but in reverse. We'll pitch the technologies to a room of entrepreneurs looking for their next big opportunity. Our goal is to connect research-backed technologies with startup founders who want to build a company around them.


Founder Hunt pairs incredible healthcare research with entrepreneurs to start new businesses. The research and IP comes from researchers affiliated with universities from across Kentucky. Some are scientists, some engineers in fields like computing and robotics, and some are doctors. They're all focused on breakthroughs in medicine and health in one aspect or another.


Founder Hunt is supported by commercialization efforts at the University of Louisville, University of Kentucky and the Commonwealth Commercialization Center (C3).




Join us at beautiful, historic Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, for technology pitches, networking, food and racing. 

We'll be in the Starting Gate Suites. The venue features a bar, several breakout rooms and a balcony overlooking the track.


11am(Doors at 10:45am)

Welcome and Registration

Churchill Downs 


Keynote: Joe Steier, CEO of Signature Healthcare

E. Joseph Steier (Joe) Steier, III is the President & CEO and Co-Founder of Signature HealthCARE (SHC), one of the nation’s leading long-term care, rehabilitation and health care providers with 138 locations in 10 states and approximately 17,300 employees.

Signature’s mission and vision is to “radically change long-term care forever" through its three foundational pillars - Spirituality, Learning and Intra-preneurship. Under Joe’s leadership, SHC has earned many national accolades including Modern Healthcare’s ‘Best Places to Work’ designation, the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing privately held companies, U.S. News & World Report’s list of ‘Best Nursing Homes,’ and more.

11:45am - 1pm

Technology Pitches

1pm - 3pm

Lunch / Poster Session

3pm -

Racing / Networking