Startup Showcase Event

The IDEA Center 1400 East Angela Boulevard, South Bend, IN

Join us on Friday, September 17th for Notre Dame’s and Purdue’s Startup Showcase. Featured Startups – Geniphys – Hello From – Neurava – Novilytic – Sleep Easy Two Ways to Attend 1. In-Person 2. Virtual Attending In-Person? Masks Are Required.

2021 Crossroads Pitch Competition Finals

The Mill 642 N Madison St, Bloomington, IN

Watch the finalists of the 2021 Crossroads Pitch Competition pitch live for $`10,000 in cash and a sweet package of prizes! About this event: If you’ve never seen a pitch competition before, get ready to be amazed! Entrepreneurs will pitch their businesses to a panel of experts. You’ll hear some innovative business ideas from Indiana’s […]


Elevate Nexus Regional Pitch Competition Application Deadline


Save the Date – Regional Pitch Competition Applications Opening Oct. 11 Elevate Nexus will host its upcoming Nexus Regional Pitch Competitions in person this fall (exact locations will be announced soon). • Northern Region: November 16 • Central Region: November 17 • Southern Region: November 18 Pre-seed competition winners receive $20,000 investments while seed competition […]

McCloskey New Venture Competition 2022 Application Deadline

The IDEA Center 1400 East Angela Boulevard, South Bend, IN

COMPETE TO WIN MORE THAN $300,000 IN THE MCCLOSKEY NEW VENTURE COMPETITION Deadline October 25, 2021 Turn your ideas into profitable business solutions that make a difference! Do you have an idea for a new product, device or technology? Utilize the tremendous resources made available through the McCloskey Competition (mentors, networking, extensive feedback and business […]

Elevate Origins Spring 2022 Cohort Application Deadline


Virtual group learning, one-on-one coaching, and live pitch practice for pre-seed and seed startups. Two distinct tracks: – Pre-Seed Track: This track is specifically for aspiring entrepreneurs who may not have a business idea yet, or for startups that have not yet generated revenue. It is also for entrepreneurship instructors/faculty who are looking to supplement […]

Crossroads Pitch Competition Application Deadline


The Pitch Competition for Indiana’s Brightest Stars Here at The Mill, we’re on a mission to launch and accelerate startups. Crossroads attracts Indiana’s rising talent and charts a course to success for early stage startups. Join us—to pitch, judge, sponsor, or watch the finals—and see what the excitement is about! PRIZES The winner takes home […]

Innovate WithIN 2022 Pitch Competition Application Deadline


Dream big. Win bigger. The Innovate WithIN Pitch Competition is open to everyone aged 14-18 that lives (or attends school) in Indiana. Applications are open now! After applying, you should receive an email from Instructure (STARTedUP Foundation Canvas) that will invite you to sign up for our submission portal. Submissions are due February 4th, 2022. […]

Choose the Best Fundraising Options for Your Startup

Virtual Event To be held online

Startup funding depends largely on the nature and type of the business, leaving entrepreneurs asking, “Where do I even start?” Join us as we discuss fundraising options for your startup and cover ways startups raise money, the different investment types that exist, how to start these conversations even if you’re early-stage without a lot of […]

How to Get Friends and Family Money without Ruining Relationships

Virtual Event To be held online

One common source of funding for startups involves borrowing money from friends and family. It can be a great way to avoid bank interest rates and reduce your overall debt level so you can put more cash back into your business. But when getting loans from friends and family, you must be aware that conflicts […]