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Innovation Inc Program Director

Innovation Inc, LLC was launched in 2019 and has quickly established itself as a driver of corporation innovation in the state of Kentucky and beyond.  Built on the idea of using entrepreneurial principles to drive innovation in established organizations, we focus on creating long-lasting cultures built around efficiently developing new ideas in an organized way.  We’re raising the innovative tide across the region and empowering the region’s workforce to think, act, and work more nimbly.

We’re seeking a talented, experienced, strategic, and entrepreneurial individual to grow Innovation Inc.  This person will use the resources at their disposal to develop and executive a strategic plan for growth, identify opportunities for community partnership, develop and execute a sales pipeline, and work with teammates to design and ensure execution of client programs.


  • Develop a long-term strategic plan for Innovation Incubated, ensuring Innovation Inc continues a growth trajectory
  • Develop collaborative relationships with partner organizations throughout the community, region, and state
  • Use prospecting skills to qualify and develop sales, maintaining an ever-growing pipeline.  Engage qualified prospects to schedule meetings and identify proposal opportunities.
  • Create, plan, and deliver presentations and proposals, focusing on closing the sale
  • Work with internal team members to ensure effective execution of the accepted proposal and to ensure client satisfaction.
  • Track all sales activities in Zoho CRM system and keep current by updating account information regularly
  • Identify opportunities to incorporate other Awesome Inc companies and programs into client relationships, and introduce clients as appropriate.  
  • Maintain strong, ongoing relationships with prospects and customers
  • Establish and track progress toward sales goals.
  • Actively participate in Awesome Inc Directors activities, providing input on relevant issues facing the parent organization


  • 3-5 years of sales experience, ideally selling into the executive level of corporate companies
  • Experience developing a long-term vision and communicating it to others
  • Proven ability to set, meet, and exceed sales quotas
  • Proven track record of successfully managing customer relationships
  • Proven ability to identify, prioritize, and capitalize on opportunities
  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of CRM systems
  • Comfortable with a minimal amount of direction but high expectations
  • Highly organized with ability to multitask, collaborate, problem solve, and meet deadlines
  • Strong Google Docs game (Sheets, docs, slides, etc)

Salary based on experience

Unlimited PTO

Free parking downtown Lexington

Position reports to the CEO

Questions? Email Brian:

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APAX Software Web Developer

APAX Software is looking to hire dependable web developers to work on some exciting projects! Full-time positions are available. Pay is competitive and you’ll be working from our downtown Lexington offices at Awesome Inc on Main Street. If you value a strong company culture, flexibility, and working for a company that gives back to the local technology community, then apply now.

Questions? Email Brian:

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Awesome Fund Associate

Awesome Inc is launching The Awesome Fund to invest in Kentucky’s most promising startup opportunities. We are grateful to have amazing LP’s in this fund that believe in its mission to source great deals and serve Kentucky startups well. The Awesome Fund is built on the foundation that Awesome Inc has established since 2009 in its pursuit of building a robust startup community in Lexington and throughout Kentucky. The Fund will be supported by the pipeline and programs already created by Awesome Inc.

Let’s fund something awesome!


  • Finidng and screening investment deals
  • Involvement in all aspects of due diligence on new investments (business analysis, industry thesis, competitive landscape, business/pricing model, and financial modeling/deal structuring)
  • Participate in and be asked to contribute to weekly internal meetings in which new investments and portfolio companies are discussed
  • Reporting to LPs and other stakeholders.
  • Managing relationships with and communication with the LPs.
  • Support the operations and product development of Awesome Fellowship and 5 Across leads
  • Support the efforts of the fundraising team and sourcing partnerships
  • Accounting and other fund administrative work.


  • Embody Awesome Inc’s four Core Values: Be Good, Be Excellent, Be a Friend, Be You
  • Strong networking skills with an ability to develop and maintain effective business relationships
  • Self-starter with superior work ethic and uncompromising personal integrity
  • Highly analytical with an interest in sifting through, and identifying trends within, large volumes of data
  • Experience with cash flow modeling and investment valuation techniques
  • Basic understanding of financial modeling and accounting
  • Remote communication skills, including email, Zoom for live video, Loom for asynchronous video, and Slack for chat-based communication
  • Excellent Google Docs/Sheets/Slides skills
  • Experience with Quickbooks, Zoho CRM, and Form-building software


  • Full Time and Salaried Position
  • Unlimited PTO & Paid Holidays (7 annual)
  • Health Insurance (75% paid for employee)
  • SIMPLE IRA plan (3% employer match after 6 months of employment)
  • Monthly Catered Team Lunches
  • Paid-for attendance to Summer & Winter Retreat
  • Startup Community Event Access

Questions? Email Brian Raney:

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Awesome Inc Community Manager

We are seeking an outgoing, energetic, and organized individual to lead the community strategy of a not-for-profit program launching in Lexington, Kentucky. Through relocation support and community engagement opportunities, program participants are encouraged to move to Kentucky and make it their home for the long term.  

The Community Manager serves a vital program role by introducing participants to Lexington, integrating them into the community in ways that meet their unique needs, and serving as an ongoing resource to help them build successful lives in Kentucky. This role is responsible for creating welcoming and inclusive community strategies that highlight the benefits of living in Lexington and Kentucky at large.  To achieve this goal, the Community Manager will coordinate city tours for applicants, facilitate regular program events, and build relationships with many external partners in the Central Kentucky area.  The ideal candidate will be an exceptional communicator and facilitator who is able to anticipate and solve the needs of program participants from a wide variety of backgrounds and locations. The candidate must have a demonstrated knowledge of Lexington and strong connections within Central Kentucky.  Prior experience in event planning, community-building, or similar is required.     


Lead all community-focused aspects of the Community and New Resident program, including but not limited to: 

  • Give or arrange city tours for late-stage applicants who are unfamiliar with Lexington
  • Collaborate with partners and stakeholders to develop an annual calendar of community events
  • Ensure monthly events are planned and executed successfully, including: coordinating partners, vendors, resources, logistics, and communication strategies
  • Seek creative ways to leverage resources and adhere to budget procedures for events and tours
  • Field questions from program participants and connect them to useful relocation resources
  • Manage the program’s social media presence and develop content relevant to the community
  • Maintain relationships with key program stakeholders such as community partners, vendors, city ambassadors, and other leaders in both the public and private sector 
  • Build and encourage mentor relationships between local leaders and program participants
  • Utilize program alumni, mentors, and volunteers in strategic and thoughtful ways
  • Identify and develop city partnerships that further the program’s strategic goals, sustainability, and breadth of experiences and benefits offered to participants  


  • Minimum 3 years of directly relevant experience such as community-building or event planning
  • Minimum 5 years in the Central Kentucky area, demonstrating strong community ties
  • Able to regularly work weekends/non-traditional hours from a variety of Central KY locations


  • Passionate about sharing all that Kentucky has to offer
  • Comfortable with a minimal amount of direction but high expectations
  • Able to build rapport with individuals from varying cultures, experiences, and backgrounds
  • Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills  
  • Highly organized with ability to multitask, collaborate, problem solve, and meet deadlines
  • Service minded individual who projects a positive and professional attitude in all interactions
  • Strong Google Docs game (Sheets, docs, slides, etc)
  • Skilled at social media marketing and proficient with software such as Zoom, Slack, etc. 
  • Strong networker who is comfortable advocating for the benefit of the program 

Competitive pay and perks.

Questions? Email Brian Raney:

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Awesome Inc Project Manager


  • Manage space improvement projects from start to finish (our workspace is constantly being updated.).
  • Coordinate and ensure the repair, upkeep, and weekly maintenance of workspace (if it’s something you can figure out on your own, go ahead and do it. If it’s something larger i.e. electrical, HVAC, contract it out).
  • Event planning and logistics during events (this sometimes means evenings/weekends).
  • Assist with managing coworking memberships (on occasion, take people on tours of the space, familiarize yourself with membership costs/what we have available, help onboard and offboard members).
  • Property Manager for Awesome Real Estate


  • Embody Awesome Inc’s four Core Values: Be Good, Be Excellent, Be a Friend, Be You
  • Good ‘Figure It Out’ ability
  • Willing to take the initiative and exude motivation and leadership
  • Great communication skills, especially in distilling complex subject matter into simple, memorable explanations
  • Ability to multitask
  • Strong time-management and organization skills
  • Remote communication skills, including email, Zoom for live video, Loom for asynchronous video, and Slack for chat-based communication
  • Excellent Google Docs/Sheets/Slides skills

Questions? Email Brian:

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Coding Coach - Youth Courses

Coding Coaches are the foundation of our instructional team for our youth programs like the Coding Club and the Week of Code summer camp. An ideal candidate for the Coding Coach, Youth courses role would be just as excited about building things with code as they are at sharing this knowledge with others. With a breadth of new languages, frameworks, and platforms arriving on the scene each year, we’re less concerned with the code you’ve already written than your ability to learn whatever our students need you to learn (and help them learn) next.

Questions? Email Kyle:

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Team Alpha Intern

Join our internship team called Team Alpha and get the experience you need to pursue your definition of awesome! Learn more by clicking the Apply Here button.

Questions? Email Garrett Fahrbach:

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