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Did you know that Net Tango was one of the first businesses to graduate from the University of Louisville’s “Ideas To Action” business incubator program in 1996?  Learn more from Rachel Aretakis at Business First!

As the innovation and technology beat reporter, I often write about startups and entrepreneurs. Rarely do I get to catch up with an established company that got its start in a business incubator program.

But for the Nov. 21 weekly edition, I spoke with Susan Weiss, the CEO and president of Net Tango Inc., a technology company that participated in a University of Louisvilleincubator program in the ’90s.

Today, the technology company hasn’t strayed far from the services it originally offered 18 years ago. These include web design and development, application development, database services and web strategy consulting.

“We consider ourselves strategists and know how to leverage technology,” Weiss said, explaining the that company is not a digital marketing agency. “We really are custom developers.”

Net Tango was one of the first businesses to graduate from the Ideas To Action program in 1996. It has seen steady growth in the last two decades, now employing 18 at its Middletown office near Shelbyville Road and the Gene Snyder Freeway.

The company works with a variety of clients, from small businesses and nonprofits to government organizations. For example, it has built internal solutions for AT&T Inc., such as financial applications to manage philanthropic spending or creating a documents storage system. The company also recently redeveloped the websites for Louisville Water Co.Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government and the city of Nashville.

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