The Award Recognizes the Region’s Most Innovative Companies
(Louisville, KY) – Monday evening, Car Keys Express received a FAST Innovation Award from EnterpriseCorp, the entrepreneurial arm of Greater Louisville Inc. Twelve of the region’s most innovative up and coming companies were honored at The Loft at the Gillispie, presented by Hilliard Lyons and Dean Dorton.
“I’m truly honored,” said Car Keys Express Founder and Owner Mark Lanwehr. “It’s a testament to the tenacity of my team and the demand for our products and services. It’s grown us into the largest company in our industry and, with our expansion into more markets and retail channels, we’re growing faster than ever.”
Car Keys Express (CKE) provides discount, on-site key replacement for businesses and consumers and is a global technology leader in key manufacturing. CKE is the only manufacturer of aftermarket versions of modern car keys, like remote keys and smart keys. CKE invented automotive key recycling and introduced the world’s first and only Universal Car Remote and Universal Car Keys.
The “HOT” and “FAST” companies are chosen by EnterpriseCorp. These companies exemplify high-potential, innovative work being done throughout the region’s entrepreneurial community. Past winners include stand-outs such as ZirMed, Appellis Pharmaceuticals, and MobileServe.
The criteria used in this year’s selection of six HOT Companies include being a technology-based company that is utilizing innovation to differentiate themselves in the marketplace, and incorporating some level of intellectual property with their innovation. Each has already gained customer traction as an indication of early adoption and is currently in or has had successful equity raises. They are all clients of EnterpriseCorp.
The criteria used in this year’s selection of six FAST Companies include high-growth companies that are increasing their revenues by at least 20 percent annually for three years or more, starting from a revenue base of at least $1 million. This growth pace means that the company has effectively doubled its revenues.
EnterpriseCorp believes all 12 companies selected are positioned to continue growing and improve Greater Louisville’s economy.
2017’s HOT & FAST Companies are:
HOT Companies Advanced Energy Materials – developed catalyst products based on nanowire technology that can be used in oil refineries, alternate fuels, and chemical processing industries. Their mission is to be an innovative leader in delivering these catalyst products to global customers.
GoWild – is a social media app for hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts. As one of the fastest growing apps in the outdoors industry, GoWild curates a large community where outdoors enthusiasts can engage, interact, and learn.
Lucina Health -- helps insurance providers reduce high-cost pregnancies by providing care management software that uses predictive analytics and other data sources to aggregate claims. A companion mobile app collects actionable data and delivers a personalized pregnancy plan to each mother.
Revon Systems– develops digital therapeutics called Smart Symptom Trackers (SSTs) designed to reduce the severity of chronic disease symptoms and unnecessary hospitalizations with early intervention. SSTs are trained by machine learning.
Schedule It – created a new software program designed for insurance adjusters in the field to schedule mass appointments and organize information they need to successfully manage their calendars.
Sum180 – is an online financial wellness service with jargon-free, personalized financial advice delivered as three simple Next Steps. Sum180 includes an online community for engagement tracking, a gamified mobile experience, and affordable access to qualified financial advisers.
FAST Companies Car Keys Express– is embracing new car key technology and turning it into a competitive advantage. By leveraging proprietary technologies, creating revolutionary products and processes, Car Keys Express helps their clients reduce the cost of replacing or duplicating car keys.
EdjAnalytics – is a data science and prescriptive analytics firm. They build custom models and solutions that empower their clients in sports, healthcare, education, markets, and other industries make faster, more accurate, data-driven decisions.
Onovative – developed banking software that is a modern outbound marketing platform which uses the data financial institutions already possess to send automated, multi-channel offers and communications.
Red e App – is a mobile workflow communication and file distribution platform architected specifically for non-desk and hourly workers. They help companies create efficient operations for unconnected workers, specifically centered on Human Resources, Training, Environmental Health & Safety, and Change Management.
SmartBox – helps dentists thrive by delivering more patients through their industry-leading Patient Attraction System.
SuperFanU -- is the ultimate fan loyalty and engagement platform, helping high schools, universities, and pro teams increase attendance, generate revenue, connect, and communicate with their entire fan base.
About Car Keys Express
Car Keys Express is a global leader in discount, automotive key replacement for businesses and consumers. The company invented the world's first Universal Car Remote and Universal Car Keys and is the only company that manufactures a full line of aftermarket versions of modern car keys, like remote keys and smart keys. Car Care Express, a division of Car Keys Express, offers mobile vehicle reconditioning service for businesses and consumers. Founded in 2002, Car Keys Express is recognized for excellence in the industry, winning Inc. Magazine’s, “Inc. 5000” Award in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, AAPEX "Best New Product" Award in 2015 and 2019, EY Entrepreneur of the Year® for Manufacturing in 2017, and 2017 Business of the Year by Business First Magazine. To learn more, visit www.CarKeysExpress.com.
About EnterpriseCorp EnterpriseCorp is the entrepreneurial arm of Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) – the region’s leading economic development organization and the Louisville Regional Office for the Kentucky Innovation Network (KIN). GLI’s EnterpriseCorp is dedicated to building a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem and culture for early stage and fast growth companies. For more information, visit www.EnterpriseCorp.com.
About Greater Louisville Inc. Greater Louisville Inc. - the Metro Chamber of Commerce is where regional business leaders come together to accelerate business competitiveness, economic growth and job creation in the Greater Louisville region. The region’s largest business leadership organization, GLI leads economic and global outreach strategies focused on business attraction; nurtures the entrepreneurial eco-system and fast growth companies; and champions the development of the community’s talent base. As the voice of the business community, GLI advocates for a pro-business environment and facilitates business leadership engagement on issues that impact regional competitiveness. For more information, visit www.GreaterLouisville.com.