Published On: 04/04/2022Categories: Agbiosciences, Entrepreneurs, Events, Industry News

Elevate Ventures to Invest $660,000 in Pitch Competitions

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Applications for Elevate Nexus Regional Pitch Competitions are open through April 18, 2022. Elevate Ventures will invest a total of $660,000 in 15 early-stage startups throughout Indiana.

Competitions are open to innovative, Indiana-based startups, in two stages: pre-seed and seed. A total of nine $20,000 pre-seed and six $80,000 seed investments will be made across three competitions. In addition to receiving funding, each company joins Elevate Ventures’ portfolio and will have access to Elevate’s network of resources.

Pitch Competition dates and locations include:

  • Northern Region: May 17, 2022; Fort Wayne
  • Central Region: May 18, 2022; Fishers
  • Southern Region: May 19, 2022; Bloomington

“We are excited to continue our support of early-stage businesses in Indiana with the Elevate Nexus Regional Pitch Competitions,” said Landon Young, executive director of entrepreneurial programming and entrepreneur-in-residence. “These competitions provide early-stage startups with a unique opportunity to showcase their businesses in their regions and compete for investments from Elevate Ventures.”

Additional details and eligibility requirements can be found here. Applications for the Elevate Nexus Regional Pitch Competition will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 18, 2022. To request an application, please click here.

Elevate Nexus is funded by a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and the Indiana 21st Century Research and Technology Fund (21 Fund). Several grant and investment programs managed by Elevate Ventures, including Elevate Nexus, are supported by the 21 Fund under the Indiana Economic Development Corp.