Calling all early-stage, Indiana entrepreneurs and startups! ​

Calling all early-stage, Indiana entrepreneurs and startups!

Are you and your co-founders developing wireframes or a prototype? Maybe you’re actively completing customer interviews or already have an early version of your product or service and are seeking capital to scale? Or, perhaps you’re already selling and need capital to make new hires? The Elevate Nexus Pitch Competition is for Indiana startups in nearly every stage of early development.

Since 2019, Elevate Ventures has invested $3.94M into early-stage startups through Elevate Nexus Pitch Competitions. With both pre-seed and seed competition levels held across the state, the competitions may be a good fit for you and your big idea! A combined total of $660,000 will be invested in 15 companies; nine investments of $20,000 and six investments of $80,000. Wondering if you are eligible? Click here to find out.

Competitions will be held in person and the dates and city are listed below. Exact pitch locations will be shared as we get closer to the competitions.
  • Northern Competition: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Central Competition: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - Fishers, Ind.
  • Southern Competition: Thursday, May 19, 2022 - Bloomington, Ind.

Apply Now!

Select “Elevate Nexus Pitch Competition” from the Topic Drop-down menu when applying.
Applications are due Monday, April 18, 2022, at 11:59 PM ET.



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