From Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation

Hopkins County is the home of a newly developed regional program to connect and caffeinate local entrepreneurs. Innovate + Caffeinate -- is a free, monthly caffeine-fueled gathering for entrepreneurs of all stages.

Beginning Wednesday, entrepreneurs, innovators, funders and other like-minded community members were invited to attend the first meeting of Innovate + Caffeinate at 7:30 a.m. held at Kentucky Innovation Station, 38 W. Arch St. Beginning in February, meetings will then be held the first Wednesday of each month.

Entrepreneurs, like-minded professionals and ecosystem builders offer support and learning opportunities as a presenter delivers a brief talk about their business or brewing business ideas and the opportunities and challenges that come along with both. The Innovate + Caffeinate community offers workshop conversation about lessons learned and an opportunity to connect and help work through business strategies.

The inaugural Innovate + Caffeinate in Madisonville featured a presentation by James Barritt of The Auto Spa on Wednesday.

For more information, visit or the Hopkins County Innovate + Caffeinate page on Facebook.