2012 Sponsors/Partners

IdeaFestival is honored to partner with some of the most forward-thinking and innovative companies,  academic institutions and media influencers from around the world.  These partners have helped us create fresh thinking, make new connections, introduce innovations that matter, and most of all – Stay Curious.   To learn more about IF click here. To learn how to partner with IF, please click here.  Media partnership inquiries, please click here.

Title Sponsor


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Presenting Sponsors

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Lead Media Sponsors

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Lead Sponsors

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Session Sponsors

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Media Partners


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Supporting Sponsors

21C Museum Hotel

BookStacks Plus

GE Appliances & Lighting

GlowTouch Technologies

Jefferson National Financial

Parker Lane LLC

Proof on Main

Spalding University

Xstreme Media, LLC

Al J. Schneider Company/The Galt House

Dometic Corporation

Genscape, Inc.

Hardscuffle, Inc.

MedVenture Technology Corporation

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Signature HealthCARE Inc.

Unistar LLC



Underwriting Sponsors

8th District Councilman Tom Owen


Chrysalis Ventures

Ford Motor Company LAP & KTP

J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, LLC

Kentucky Enterprise Fund

Kentucky Personnel Cabinet

Kentucky Space

David Mohney

Net Tango, Inc.

Norton Healthcare

R&R Limousine

YUM! Brand Foundation

ADP/Karl Halbach

Central Bank & Trust Company

Commonwealth Bank & Trust

The Green Building

Igear Online

Kentucky Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research

Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation

Louisville Water Company

The Media Collaboratory

Morehead State University

Northern Kentucky University

Outrider Technologies

The Wunderlin Company



Taste of Innovation

The Comfy Cow


Feast BBQ

Heine Brothers' Coffee

Kern's Kitchen, Inc. DERBY PIE

Levy's Restaurant - Churchill Downs

Lilly's Bistro

Louisville Water Company - Pure Tap

Marketplace Restaurant

Michter's American Whiskey Co.

North End Cafe

Proof on Main

Seviche. A Latin Restaurant

Shalimar Indian Restaurant

Thrivals 5.0 Sponsors

The Sociable Weaver Foundation

YUM! Brands

University of Louisville
Liberal Studies


Snowy Owl Foundation

Louisville Urban League

MPI Printing


Sutherland Foundation

University of Louisville
College of Business

Norton Healthcare Centers
for Prevention and Wellness

Hardscuffle, Inc.

The Blue Philanthropic Foundation

Community Foundation of Louisville


Mark Edwards Violins


Friends of IdeaFestival

21 Century Parks

John Y. Brown III



Hosparus, Inc.

Kentucky School of Art

Scott & Jenny Kimel

Jody McKee

Michelle Naiser

OPM Financial, LLC

Lisa & Peter Resnik

Hollis & Kim Smith

The Yearling Fund

Blue Equity

Ceci Conway

Heritage Hardwoods

International Center for Long-Term Care Innovation

Kris & Bridgette Kimel

Dr. Nancy Martin

Michter's American Whiskey Company

Old Stone Press

Republic Bank & Trust Company

Robert Schneider, UBS Financial Services Inc.

Jannie Winter



Community Partners

Actors Theatre of Louisville

American Advertising Federation-Louisville

Center for Nonprofit Excellence


Friend of Lou

Greater Louisville International Professionals (G.L.I.P.)


Junior League of Louisville

The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

Leadership Louisville Center

Louisville Downtown Development Corporation

Louisville Downtown Management District

Louisville Independent Business Alliance

Louisville Professional Chapter of MBA Women International

Main Street Association

National Association of Women Business Owners Louisville

Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NEW)


PRSA - Bluegrass Chapter

The Speed Art Museum

Venture Connectors

Young Professionals Association of Louisville - YPAL