A Celebration of Entrepreneurs and Community Builders: RISE’s annual event is the largest student-led event and expo that brings together high school and college entrepreneurs and innovators, industry professionals, and community members to grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the South Bend – Elkhart region.
We do this through our high school program called Startup Moxie and college/community program called Applied Entrepreneurship. Our students receive college credit and a Certificate of Entrepreneurship for the work they do to start their own businesses in our region. We immerse our students into the community and connect them with mentors, investors, and customers. Our students are the future builders of the communities in which we serve.