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Elevate Ventures - Application

Please use the form below to apply for assistance or request funding.
As filed or planned to be filed with the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office. If your company does not currently have a name, please enter your first and last name 

For additional information about this program, see here.
Competition Eligibility
Visit the Elevate Nexus Pitch Competition webpage here to review competition locations, eligibility requirements, and award terms prior to completing the remainder of the application. 
Competition Details
10% of the value of all Nexus Pitch Competition investments are granted back to eligible Indiana colleges/universities and entrepreneurial support organizations. 


Qualifying Question
General eligibility requirements:
  • Has 500 or fewer employees 
  • Has its headquarters in the State of Indiana or has committed to, or is in the process of, initiating, expanding and/or consolidating operations in the State of Indiana 
  • Is primarily focused on the commercialization of research and development, technology transfer, the application of new technology, or is determined by Elevate Advisors to have significant potential to: 
    • Bring substantial capital into Indiana 
    • Create jobs or 
    • Diversify the business base of Indiana 
    • Generate eventual financial returns 
  • Has, or will have at least fifty percent (50%) of its employees residing in Indiana, or seventy-five percent (75%) of its assets located in Indiana 
  • Has had average annual revenues less than fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) in its two (2) most recent fiscal years and 
  • Is not engaged in a business involving real estate, real estate development, insurance, professional services provided by an accountant or a lawyer or a physician, retail sales (except when the primary purpose of the business is the development or support of electronic commerce using the internet), or oil and gas exploration
Qualifying Question
General eligibility requirements:
  • is authorized to transact business in Indiana;
  • maintains a majority of its business operations within Indiana; and
  • employs not more than one hundred fifty (150) persons.
General eligibility requirements:

"Indiana institution of higher education" means a public or private college or university that:

(1) is located in Indiana;

(2) provides research services;

(3) is willing to waive all internal overhead charges related to the contemplated research, and

(3) is approved by the IEDC.

 

"Other authorized research provider" means a non-profit research organization, other than an Indiana institution of higher education, that:

(1) is located in Indiana;

(2) provides research services; and

(3) is approved by the IEDC.




Company Information
SBIR Information
*SBIR applicants must apply for matching funds within 90 days of your federal SBIR award start date.
Attachments
After reviewing the Elevate Nexus Pitch Competition website, please upload a single-page Executive Summary and 10-slide Pitch Deck that meet the Elevate Nexus Pitch Competition application specifications. Failure to comply will lead to immediate disqualification from the competition.

File Names should be in the following format:
  • Executive Summary: CompanyName_NexusES_2022
  • Pitch Deck: CompanyName_NexusPD_2022




Attachments
If you have documents such as investor presentations, financial models, or collateral materials you think would be helpful to us in reviewing your application, please upload them here. 

For each document, click the Choose File button and click the Upload button. 

Attachments
Please upload the following documents.
1. SBIR/STTR proposal
2. Federal Award Letter
3. Any other documents such as investor presentations, financial models, or collateral materials you think would be helpful to us in reviewing your application
For each document, click the Choose File button and click the Upload button. 



Attachments
Please upload the following documents.