resources to help every stage

Early Stage

You have an entrepreneurial spirit and an idea that’s ready to be proven out

Develop Stage

 You’re developing your product and have assembled a team to help you grow

Launch Stage

Your product has been validated and you’re ready to sell or have just begun to sell

Accelerate Stage

You’ve achieved product market fit, created demand for your product and are ready to expand

the support startups need



The Velocities staff is committed to supporting entrepreneurs throughout their entire entrepreneurial journey. We offer advising on pitch decks, pitches, business plans, product-market fit and more.


Access to Capital

Through our partnership with The Mill, the Chamber and Elevate Ventures, we provide entrepreneurs with access to several sources of capital in our region to take their company to the next level.


Co-working space

The Mill is home to dozens of startup companies. The Mill offers coworking amenities, diverse community, specialized entrepreneurial support for accelerating startups and more. 



Velocities’ Entrepreneur In Residence Cy Megnin has been an entrepreneur, founder and advisor for two decades. Cy is a mentor to startups across the region with offices at both the Chamber and the Mill.

Our partners


Located in the culturally dynamic city that is home to Indiana University, The Mill is 19,000 sq. ft. of coworking and incubator space. This new facility is at the heart of an infrastructure entrepreneurs need to become successful. 


Columbus consistently ranks in the Top 10 Best Performing Small Cities for High-Tech GDP and Job Growth. The Columbus Chamber works diligently to create and foster a regional business climate in which entrepreneurship thrives.


Convertible Notes Explained by EIR Cy Megnin

From Elevate Perspective:As an Entrepreneur-in-Residence, I field a lot of questions regarding the types of funding available to startups. When it comes to seed funding, entrepreneurs have options and it’s important to know, based on your current stage and needs,...

IP, Patents and Commercialization:

Students of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law presented information on patents, intellectual property and commercialization. Here are the highlights:  What are some examples of IP protection? Examples include copyright, trademarks, trade secrets and...

VC & Beyond: Understanding Startup Funding Opportunities

Kelli N. Jones, Roger Lee and Erik Robinson joined us on March 11th to discuss ways startups can raise money, the different investment types that exist, how to start conversations even if you're early-stage, and more.  There are a ton of resources for entrepreneurs to...

Since the launch of the Velocities partnership in July 2019, our startups have received over $1.5M in investments. We’ve held monthly ecosystem events, connected entrepreneurs and stakeholders and coached entrepreneurs through pitching to investors. Will your startup be the company we help succeed next? 

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