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. The publication is digitally updated on a quarterly basis and printed annually.
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
Nexus Pitch Competitions
The Nexus Pitch Competition is comprised of regional Pre-Seed and Seed competitions held twice throughout the year, followed by a statewide competition comprised of regional Nexus winners.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.LEARN MORE
Higher-Ed Grants are centered around faculty and department heads working to develop entrepreneurship programming on their campus by providing $50K grants for the development and improvement of entrepreneurship programming.
Higher-Education Matching Grants provide funding to higher education institutions and community partners when startups receive investments from the Elevate Nexus program. Grants total 10% of the amount invested. The grant will be earmarked toward entrepreneurship programming to help continue to build on existing successes.
12 higher-education institutions received
in grants for further develop entrepreneurship and innovation education
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.