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Michael Leonard


Michael is an analyst at Elevate Ventures. His role on the team is to conduct due diligence, quarterly reporting, and to assist with the SBIR/STTR program. He is enthusiastic about exploring new opportunities during the due diligence process. Prior to his time at Elevate Michael worked as a wealth management associate at a family office in Zionsville.

Michael is a recent graduate of Indiana University where he studied finance and entrepreneurship. During his time at college, he served on the executive board of several organizations. Outside of work Michael is passionate about cooking, watching movies, and taking his dog on hikes. He is also an avid fan of IU basketball!

  • What motivates you? My motivation stems from a desire to leave a mark on every organization I have the opportunity to work with. I am passionate about adding value and leaving organizations in a better shape than when I started.
  • What is the one critical thing you want people to know about you? I think one thing that is important for people to know about me is how passionate I am about the field of entrepreneurship. Seeing the impact that Elevate has had on the entrepreneurship community in Indiana drives me to work hard and continue to add value to entrepreneurs around the states.
  • Any “did you know?” random facts about yourself to share? One random fact about myself is that I love cinema and try to get to the movie theater at least three times a month. I have seen over fourteen hundred movies and counting!