Elevate Me

An initiative that aims to reduce barriers for historically underserved entrepreneurs in Indiana and leverage collaboration to spur innovation, funding and economic development amongst minority groups—specifically, Black, Brown and female founders.


of VC $ invested in Black-founded companies in 2021.
(Source: Crunchbase)


of VC $ invested in female-founded companies in 2021.
(Source: Pitchbook)

Titi Obasanya

Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Central Indiana

“The words Elevate Me define our new program succinctly. We want to give minority and women founders a leg up. The disparity in funding within minority groups is currently being addressed through multiple stakeholder interventions, but this isn’t sufficient to close the gap. As a result, there's a need for more VCs to play within this space. This is our why.”

Partner with Us

We are looking for partners and investors who are focused on closing the funding and resource gaps for minority and women entrepreneurs.


Are You an Entrepreneur?

We would love to connect with you on Elevate Me’s resources and funding opportunities.