Opportunities to Invest

Startup SBE works with regionally based investors to encourage deal flow by creating warm introductions, offering opportunities to connect, and convenings around investment strategies. By completing the form below, you will gain insights into regionally-based pitch competitions, Investor Connect events for accredited investors, and tailored connections based on your investment interests.

Getting Started as an Investor

The Startup ecosystem in the South Bend – Elkhart region is in constant development and we recognize there may not be an established pool of investors based here. If you have an interest in learning how to be a startup investor and what it takes to become an accredited investor, we want to talk with you! Select your preferences below and let’s connect!

View this glossary of startup terms to become familiar with the various jargon often used in the startup world.


In addition to hosting informal convenings between regional entrepreneurs and investors, we host invitation-only events specific to accredited investors, in partnership with Elevate Ventures called Investor Connect. These networking sessions where accredited investors can have one-on-one conversations with management team members of three regional startup companies.

Check our calendar to stay up to date on future opportunities to connect.

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