Creating a stronger bond between all three audiences
This robust, unified, smarter network leads to more high-quality startups launching and growing in Indiana.
HIGHER EDUCATION + COMMUNITIES + ENTREPRENEURS
Indiana Higher-Education Index
Through its partnerships and continued engagement with higher-education institutions and entrepreneurial support organizations across the state, Elevate Nexus compiled a statewide inventory of entrepreneurship and innovation activities on Indiana campuses.
Elevate Nexus Programs
An entrepreneurship training program for growth-minded individuals, founders, and early-stage startups, Elevate Origins is a no-cost, virtual, group learning environment that ultimately prepares participants to apply for the Elevate Nexus Pitch Competitions.LEARN MORE
The Elevate Nexus Conference brings together faculty, department heads, and other entrepreneurial support organizations from across Indiana to explore new and leading ways higher-education institutions can engage entrepreneurs as well as share best practices, resources, and entrepreneurial-focused initiatives. View the 2022 Conference Details.LEARN MORE
PAST GRANT PROGRAMS
Our Higher-Education Matching Grants provided funding to higher education institutions and community partners when startups receive investments from the Elevate Nexus program. In the four years of the program’s existence, Elevate awarded $614K to Higher-Ed Institutions and other Entrepreneurial Support Organizations.
has been granted to higher-education institutions and community organizations for their role in supporting entrepreneurs.
has been invested through Nexus Pitch Competitions
Elevate Ventures provided invaluable services such as one-on-one assistance with my pitch deck, executive summary, and business plan. As a testament to these quality services, I won the Nexus Pitch Competition – Northern Region and received over $500,000 in grants and investments.
Funds from the Nexus Competition will be used to help find our first 100 customers and build strategic partnerships, which will help us get to the next stage of revenue. The funding we’ve received is a monumental accomplishment for a company at our stage.