A TALK Briefing | May 10, 2020
TALK COVID-10 Updates
To all the moms out there, Happy Mother's Day!! We want you safe, so social distancing is still the best way to show we care! We are all in this together.

Visit   www.talklou.com for your COVID-19 answers in our archive of past updates. Find the Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky on Facebook, and Linked In. Twitter: @talklou   Join TALK today!


Upcoming Virtual Events
May 12, 1 PM. Bunker Labs Town Hall with Instant Teams. Instant Teams is the remote team assembly and management solution designed to ease the pain of finding, building, a nd maintaining a remote workforce.


May 14, Noon. Bunker Labs’ “How to Navigate a Crisis.” Tune in to hear from serial entrepreneurs Kevin Harrington and Keith Cyzen. Kevin, Founder of AsSeenOnTV and an original Shark from ABC’s Shark Tank, and Keith, Founder of The Everyday Inventor, will discuss ways to navigate a startup through a crisis.


May 14, 3 PM.   Solutions for VC Funded Companies during COVID 19. Presented by A Sister Tech Council, Tech Titans in North Texas. Multi-Person Panel discussion. Free.

May 14, 4 PM, TALKing Tech & Tidbits “Entertaining Children Online—What Are the Best Options.” This is a “happy hour” session for networking and dialogue. Free.

May 15, 2 PM,   TALK's CyberReadiness Series  continues to build out your cyber policy. Communications covered this Week. Free.
Hackathon Through May 30
Lift Up Lou “Hackathon” Calls For Covid-19 Projects. Mayor Greg Fischer is calling upon Louisville’s tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and creative problem solvers to help address the challenges local organizations are facing due to COVID-19. The group will unite for Louisville’s first virtual hackathon, sponsored by Microsoft’s Future of Work Initiative and Humana. The event is organized in partnership with Louisville Metro Government, KentuckianaWorks, Microsoft’s Future of Work Initiative, Humana and Louisville Entrepreneurship Acceleration Partnership (LEAP).

To get involved, visit LiftUpLou.com. Organizations can submit a problem or project idea here .  Problem Solving Volunteers can sign-up to help here
Starting Wednesday, May 5, any local organization can submit a problem they are encountering as a result of COVID-19 with a description of its impact. Those problems will be shared publicly on LiftUpLou.com and through social media @LiftUpLou, and community members will have the opportunity to lend their unique ideas and talents to solve them. Hackathon volunteers will work in small groups to develop their solutions over five days and will then present them via a live Facebook event on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

Louisville's Co-Immunity Project Began Testing. ( This is a combination of live virus and antibody testing of healthcare workers at Norton, Baptist and UofL Health, and includes identification of the most effective convalescent plasma to use in treating patients.)

Upcoming Important Re-Opening Dates in KY:
May 11: Manufacturing & Distribution Plus Office-Based Businesses
May 18:
May 20:
May 22:
  • Restaurants: 33% Capacity + Outdoor Seating
Tech & Health News You Can Use
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Save the Date: June 12th

TALK's 4th Annual Cybersecurity Summit will be held from 8:30 AM to 4 :30 PM on  Friday, June 12th,  with networking in Zoom and Facebook Live  on our TALK Page.  The full agenda and its options with networking will go up tomorrow on May 11 by 5 PM on the TALK website and Eventbrite . This is designed for tech and C-Suite professionals, but all are welcome as  this is a free event.  Hourly talks on different subjects related to cyber policy, cyber hygiene, and related topics of incident response planning, and government support mechanisms when there is a cyber attack. Sponsorship from Verizon Wireless and Microsoft's Future of Work Initiative.
Fun Fact: There have been at least 120 startups whose names include something that sounds like "zoom" and they have raised $1.8 billion collectively in recent years. New York Times