Jacob Schpok

Vice President of Entrepreneurial Services & Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Jacob Schpok serves as the Vice President of Entrepreneurial Services and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Elevate Ventures. He manages the team of Entrepreneurs-in-Residence across the state and spearheads the programs and initiatives that support Indiana entrepreneurs.

Before joining Elevate, Jacob co-founded two startups in the SaaS and logistics industries and worked in a senior leadership role for a telecommunications startup in Indianapolis. Jacob also has an extensive background in state government, where he served as the State Director of the Indiana Small Business Development Center and the Executive Director of the Indiana Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

  • What is the most important thing you do for Elevate Ventures’ clients/constituents? I help entrepreneurs explain their business in a compelling way to attract talent, customers, and investors.
  • What motivates you? Helping entrepreneurs bring products and services to the market that improve or in some cases save lives.
  • What from your past experience directly impacts your work today? I’ve spent my career coaching and working on high-growth, high-potential, startups. My past experience has given me insight into what makes a business successful; particularly ones located in the Midwest.