New Training Programs Now Available to Regional Startups and Business Owners

The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership is excited to announce two new training programs available to startups and business owners located in the South Bend – Elkhart Region (SBE Region).

Startup South Bend Elkhart’s Pre-Accelerator Program is designed to help early stage entrepreneurs validate (or invalidate) their idea while adding to the entrepreneurial ecosystem and providing participants guidance on sound business practices.

HustleSBE is a six-session program dedicated to bringing resources and teaching on topics including capital, certifications, financial management, and human resources to minority- and women-owned businesses.

Find out which program is right for you and apply today!

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How do I know if the Pre-Accelerator  is right for me?
– I’m located in the South Bend – Elkhart Region.
– I have raised less than $50K  in funding/revenue to date.
– My idea addresses a national or global market.
– Founding member can commit 6 hours/week for 10 weeks

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How do I know if HustleSBE Sprint is right program for me?
– I have been in business for at least one calendar year.
– I am a woman and/or minority owned business.
– I am located in the South Bend – Elkhart Region.
– I am a full-time business owner.

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About South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership
The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership (SBERP) is a collaboration of the economic development partners from 47 smart connected communities in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan. The Regional Partnership focuses on a long-term systemic approach to advance the region’s economy by aligning the efforts of various stakeholders around five key areas: Educating a world-class WORKFORCE, Recruiting and retaining great TALENT, Attracting and growing new economy companies in complement to our remarkably strong manufacturing INDUSTRIES, Promoting INCLUSION and sparking opportunities for minorities and Helping ENTREPRENEURS thrive. The Regional Partnership seeks to unify and collaborate so that together, the communities across the region to work together to achieve what cannot be done individually. For more information about the Regional Partnership, visit

About Startup South Bend – Elkhart
Startup South Bend – Elkhart, one of the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership’s (SBERP) non-profit initiatives, has been working to promote and foster the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem by stimulating the entrepreneurial spirit and culture in its citizens, identifying and nurturing new business startups and supporting the growth of existing high-potential businesses. For more information, visit