UPCOMING EVENTS

Being Confident When Pitching Your Startup (it matters!)

Virtual Event To be held online

The vocal (tone, volume) and visual (self) elements of pitching your startup to investors or at an event are often overlooked when you’re preparing to share your startup – it’s a great story, and that’s enough, right? Of course the slides and material matter, but it’s not the only component people will notice about your […]

Find the Perfect Match: A Co-Founder as Passionate as Me

Virtual Event To be held online

Starting a company is a big deal, but perhaps an even bigger deal is finding a co-founder or core executive team member as passionate as you. The search may start with leveraging your own network and attending networking events, but what do you do if you don’t have much luck with either of those? Our […]

Starting Small Summit: Stories of Entrepreneurship

Bethel University 1001 Bethel Circle, Mishawaka, IN

Sharing insight on: – The entrepreneurial journey – Discovering your passion and purpose – Building the right team – Accelerating growth through delegation – Owning your niche – Innovation in a moving society Host of Starting Small – Cameron Nagle, Senior at Bethel University Speakers: – Joe Foster, Founder of Reebok – Stacy Madison, Founder […]

$10.00

Crossroads Collegiate Pitch Competition Application Deadline

Online

Are you a Hoosier college student with a startup based in Indiana, or do you know someone who is? Crossroads Collegiate Pitch Competition is where student startups get noticed by potential investors, mentors, talent, and more! Last year students from across the state of Indiana applied, and Indiana Wesleyan’s Andre Harakas took home the $ […]

IDEA Week 2022

Embassy Suites by Hilton, South Bend at Notre Dame 1140 E. Angela Blvd, South Bend, Indiana

An innovation festival. Here in the South Bend – Elkhart. Come. Dive in. This April, a whole new kind of innovation festival hits the South Bend – Elkhart region that lets you LEARN, PLAY, MEET, and COMPETE. Geared towards EVERYONE – whether you’re already a successful entrepreneur, a new student, or simply live for local […]

IDEA Week 2022

Embassy Suites by Hilton, South Bend at Notre Dame 1140 E. Angela Blvd, South Bend, Indiana

An innovation festival. Here in the South Bend – Elkhart. Come. Dive in. This April, a whole new kind of innovation festival hits the South Bend – Elkhart region that lets you LEARN, PLAY, MEET, and COMPETE. Geared towards EVERYONE – whether you’re already a successful entrepreneur, a new student, or simply live for local […]

Your Team Beyond the W2

Virtual Event To be held online

Successful startups typically have a solid core team, but who you engage with beyond that can make a world of difference. External support like advisors, mentors, board of directors, investors, and others can add invaluable insight to a startup. They also offer a range of experience, skills, and connections to help propel a startup to […]

Incentives for Attracting Top Talent

Virtual Event To be held online

One of the greatest pains for startup founders is attracting and retaining talented team members. It is challenging for startups to compete with the compensation packages potential talent are currently receiving or could get from other companies; yet founders need good talent to build, grow, and scale. In this interactive session with FullStack and MBCB […]

National Institutes of Health (NIH) SBIR/STTR Deep Dive with Stephanie Fertig

Virtual Event To be held online

Known as “America’s Seed Fund,” the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs provide competitive access to R&D funds to stimulate technological innovation by small businesses in the U.S. The program can help startups and existing small businesses, interested in or performing research, by providing access to nondilutive grants funds […]

Free

National Institutes of Health (NIH) SBIR/STTR Deep Dive with Stephanie Fertig

Virtual Event To be held online

Known as “America’s Seed Fund,” the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs provide competitive access to R&D funds to stimulate technological innovation by small businesses in the U.S. The program can help startups and existing small businesses, interested in or performing research, by providing access to nondilutive grants funds […]

Free

RISE FEST

Howard Park 219 South Saint Louis Boulevard, South Bend, IN

Save the Date for RISE FEST – a celebration of local entrepreneurs and storytellers. RISE FEST Event Details: Friday, May 13 (Rain Date: May 14) – 5:00 – 6:30 pm Booth Expo – 6:30 – 8:30 pm Film Festival & Scheduled Programming – 8:30 – 10:30 pm Concert – At Howard Park (219 S St […]

Finding Funds for Your Business

Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce 418 N Main Street, Elkhart, IN

Having sufficient capital is critical for the success of any business. This workshop introduces the wide range of available options and helps determine the most appropriate funding path for your business. Topics include commercial bank loans, SBA lending programs, alternative lenders, private equity investment, and more. This session is issued at no cost thanks to […]

Free