A clear roadmap for high-growth,
high-potential
entrepreneurs in Indiana

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A clear roadmap for high-growth, high-potential
entrepreneurs in Indiana

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Redefining starting a business in Indiana

Our hybrid approach of fueling entrepreneurial development and venture capital funding makes it easier for entrepreneurs in Indiana to:

1. Determine business fit

2. Pinpoint business stage

3. Apply for investment

1. Does your
business fit?

If you’re starting a business in Indiana, have an idea that aligns with what we invest in, and possess a growth mindset, we are interested in you. At Elevate, we invest equally in both the person and the idea.

We invest in high-growth, high-potential entrepreneurs working in:

Advanced Food & Agriculture

Advanced Manufacturing / Defense / Aerospace

Drug Development / Life Science / Medical Devices

Technology-Enabled Products & Services / Security

Not a fit:

Real Estate Development, Insurance, Oil & Gas Exploration, Lifestyle (Traditional Retail, Restaurants, Hospitality, etc.), Professional Services (Lawyers, Accountants, etc.)

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2. What stage is your business?

Pre-Revenue Stage

Companies in the pre-revenue stage may still be formulating their product or idea, but have identified what problem they are working to solve. Typically, they are developing a minimum viable product, or if within the life sciences have established a proof of concept and a pre-clinical roadmap.

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Early Revenue Stage

Companies with a well-articulated market opportunity, some level of customer validation, and a strong founding team typically fall into the early revenue stage. Founders are interested in completing product development including preclinical development activities, identifying its initial product-market fit, and/or validating the initial go-to-market strategy. Some companies may have participated in professionally managed accelerators. Life Science-specific companies should have a clear understanding of development and regulatory pathways.

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Resources

Experienced entrepreneurs in your region who are ready to help guide you through the process of getting everything in place to start pitching for investment.

Bright minds in business from across the state who magnify the work of our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence to introduce you to people, knowledge, and resources to grow your business.

Growth Stage

Growth stage companies are primarily businesses with products or solutions already selling in the marketplace with meaningful customer traction. They have shown some mastery of operational infrastructure, expertise, and planning needed to pursue an initial scale-up and are looking for that first or follow-on growth capital from institutional investors. Life Science companies are ready for or in the midst of clinical trials towards regulatory approvals.

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Resources

Experienced entrepreneurs in your region who are ready to help guide you through the process of getting everything in place to start pitching for investment.

Bright minds in business from across the state who magnify the work of our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence to introduce you to people, knowledge, and resources to grow your business.

THE DNA OF ELEVATE ENTREPRENEURS

Elevate entrepreneurs have a growth mindset an Indiana-based business a global perspective

Elevate entrepreneurs have:

A growth mindset

An Indiana-based business

A global perspective

3. Ready to get started?

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