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.

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Learn more about our areas of investment and resources that align with the your business stage.

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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 in Indiana.

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Titi Obasanya

Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Central Indiana

“The purpose of Elevate Me is to redefine access to capital by helping minority entrepreneurs overcome barriers and hindrances to raising venture capital. Elevate Me is Elevate Venture’s intentional effort toward Black, Brown, and female entrepreneurs. We want to play a bigger role in making patient capital available by creating a quicker and simpler pathway for minority entrepreneurs to access funding when launching or growing Indiana-based innovative companies.”

1%

of VC $ invested in Black-founded companies in 2022.
(Source: techcrunch)

1.9%

of VC $ invested in female-founded companies in 2022.
(Source: techcrunch)