Who are you?
Our team is full of people just like you who are committed to reducing the barrier of entry to entrepreneurship, staying with you throughout the process, and helping you realize your vision.
We are consistently pinpointing the most innovative minds in the state and supporting them with critical capital, connections, and resources so they can reach success and you can get the most out of your investment.
The main challenges entrepreneurs face in Indiana
Lack of true investment
- The number one problem is not finding money, it’s finding investment. True investment involves guidance and connections in addition to capital.
- Many entrepreneurs are unaware of how to pursue investment. Unfortunately, the process isn’t always clear and some firms aren’t transparent.
- Despite its incredible potential, Indiana currently ranks in the bottom half of the percentage of the population in the US starting new businesses.
in venture capital invested
in percentage of population starting new businesses
in startup early job creation
“This is an inspiring quote about how the pain points of being an entrepreneur in Indiana were all taken care of when I worked with Elevate. They’re a game-changer for anyone with an amazing idea!”
An investment philosophy centered on entrepreneurs
We recognize just how crucial it is for entrepreneurs to gain support early. While many firms claim to invest early only to backtrack later, we rank #5 in early-stage investment globally. We are committed equally to the entrepreneur and their idea.
Support at Every Stage
Too often, entrepreneurs are not given support and coaching until after investment. At Elevate, we spend an average of 4 months with a company if we see potential, even before officially investing.
Intentional Regional Focus
We want to help entrepreneurs in Indiana win. That’s why we have entrepreneurs-in-residence who understand the nuanced challenges each region may present to founders as they build their businesses. Our EIRs have helped companies in 86 out of the 92 counties in Indiana.
Where we invest
High-growth, high-potential entrepreneurs working in: