Exploring the SBIR/STTR Program


The SBIR/STTR programs provide competitive access to R&D funds to stimulate technological innovation by small businesses in the US. About this Event Exploring the SBIR/STTR Program for Early Stage Financing Known as "America's Seed Fund," the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs provide competitive access to R&D funds to […]

Girls who Code: Disrupting tech’s growing gender gap

The global pandemic and remote learning have exacerbated the gender inequalities that Girls Who Code is dedicated to fighting. In 2020, women left the workforce at 4x the rate of men and the tech industry saw an exodus of women in senior leadership. Hear how Reshma Saujani and Girls Who Code are improving access to […]

Needs and Leads


Elevate Ventures and Velocities invite you to join us for a virtual Needs and Leads event supporting local entrepreneurs and startups! This is not a solicit for funding or investment, nor is it a pitch event. This event relies on engagement - and it has limited space. Please register only if you plan on being an active participant. […]


Elevate Nexus Applications Due:

Applications for the next Origins cohort are due by January 29, 2021. Elevate Origins Pre-Seed and Seed Programs provide virtual group learning, one-on-one coaching and live pitch practice to startups. The Elevate Origins Pre-Seed Program is specifically for startups that have not yet generated revenue. Aspiring entrepreneurs who may not have a business idea yet, […]

February Ecosystem Happy Hour


Elevate Ventures and Velocities are hosting a February Virtual Ecosystem Happy Hour. Join us for an evening of networking with local and regional resources that can assist your company, and learn more about Elevate Ventures’ funding opportunities. To truly make this a social, we'll also be purchasing each attendee one pack of beverages for you to pick […]


gBeta Upcoming Office Hours

gBETA is a program of nationally ranked startup accelerator gener8tor. gBETA is a free, seven-week accelerator for early-stage companies with local roots. Each program is capped at five teams, and requires no fees and no equity.  PARTICIPATING COMPANIES RECEIVE Individualized coaching and mentorship from the gBETA team during weekly, one-on-one meetings. One-on-one meetings with 25+ mentors including serial […]

Tapping into Local Columbus Talent


Did you know that over 3,000 students are enrolled at three of Indiana's leading post-secondary institutions right here in Columbus? These students are pursuing degrees and certifications specifically designed to meet our regional workforce needs. The AirPark Columbus College Campus, located by the Columbus Municipal Airport, is home to IUPUC, Purdue Polytechnic Institute Columbus, and […]

High School Pitch Showcase at the Dimension Mill


The High School Pitch Showcase is proudly presented by MCCSC, The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce and The Mill About this Event Join us for a night of student pitches from the Academy of Science & Entrepreneurship in Bloomington.

InnovateWithIN 2021 Applications Due:

Do you know an entrepreneurial high school student? The Innovate WithIN Pitch Competition is open to everyone aged 14-18 that lives (or attends school) in Indiana. Applications are open now! The Innovate WithIN Pitch Competition is open to everyone aged 14-18 that lives (or attends school) in Indiana. Submissions are accepted from January 1 through […]