Building a startup is hard. Funding it is oftentimes harder.
The Render Competition invests $100,000 into eight companies each year, encouraging their growth within and beyond our region. We cast a wide net, opening up applications to startups from anywhere, and then our community of judges work to identify the eight, most promising companies. The winners are required to locate within the Greater Louisville region and our team and network of partners will provide tailored support.
Diverse, decentralized decision-making
What founders are saying
“We are now experiencing firsthand, what founders of other Render portfolio companies have told us all along, they go out of their way to open doors of opportunity and help us grow our business through their network. We knew the Render Competition was an opportunity worth competing for!”
"Unitonomy pursued the Render Competition to gain the support of the region’s first venture fund for early-stage startups. Render’s support supplied a strong signal for our business, provided us with a partner to help build relationships, plus 100-thousand financial reasons!"
“The $100K investment has provided us with confidence and strength to grow our team to revolutionize the legal industry. We have been able to hire additional talent to meet the needs of our industry and continue improving our solution."
What we offer, besides capital
Through our local and national network of partners, we offer winning startups free coworking space, community memberships, and consultation and support from professional service providers.