Attendee Resources

Thank you for participating in our third annual Founder Factory on November 15, 2023! Below are resources from the day for you to reach out and connect with! Stay up to date on all South Bend – Elkhart entrepreneurial activities by following Startup South Bend – Elkhart on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!

Exhibitors

Brain Lair Books

Type: Business
Website: brainlairbooks.com

CDFI Friendly South Bend

Type: Entrepreneurial Support Organization
Website: cdfifriendlysouthbend.org

Elevate Ventures

Type: Entrepreneurial Support Organization 
Website: elevateventures.com 

IDEA Center

Type: Entrepreneurial Support Organization 
Website: ideacenter.nd.edu

IEDC

Type: Entrepreneurial Support Organization 
Website: iedc.in.gov

iNDustry Labs

Type: Entrepreneurial Support Organization
Website: industrylabs.nd.edu

Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC)

Type: Entrepreneurial Support Organization
Website: isbdc.org/locations/north-central-isbdc

Indiana University South Bend

Type: Entrepreneurial Support Organization
Website: southbend.iu.edu

Kinga Safety, Inc.

Type: Business
Website: kingasafety.com

Latin American Chamber of Commerce (LACC)

Type: Entrepreneurial Support Organization
Website: laccsjc.org

Mili Llama

Type: Business
Website: milillama.com

NIMBA

Type: Business
Website: nimbasb.org

RIDES2U

Type: Business
Website: rides2u.com

RISE

Type: Entrepreneurial Support Organization
Website: raisingtheregion.org

SPARK Business Accelerator

Type: Entrepreneurial Support Organization
Website: saintmarys.edu/WEI/spark

Startup South Bend – Elkhart

Type: Entrepreneurial Support Organization
Website: startupsouthbendelkhart.com

Trophy Details

Type: Business
Website: trophydetails.com

Vital View Technologies

Type: Business
Website: vitalviewtech.com

Keynote Speaker

Lisa Sun

Founder and CEO, GRAVITAS

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Lisa Sun is a visionary leader and entrepreneur, best known for her remarkable journey as the founder and CEO of fashion brand GRAVITAS. With unwavering determination and a passion for empowering individuals, Lisa has left an indelible mark in the world of fashion and business.

Lisa will speak about her own personal journey to entrepreneurship, the challenges facing entrepreneurs, identifying and conquering self-doubt, and the key characteristics of successful Founders – creating, self-sustaining, performing, and leading.

Vendors and Venues

Catering

Chips and Doodles

Dixon's Hosting and Catering

LaSalle Catering

A Roaster Called Revenant

Website: revenant.coffee

Event Décor

Burns Rentals

Website: burnsrentals.com

Honey Bunny Balloons

Photography + Videography

Peter Ringenberg Photography

Ryan Blaske Videography

Website: ryanblaske.com

Location/Venue

Studebaker Campus

South Bend City Church

Our Sponsors

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