We provide community, mentors, and money to entrepreneurs with fortitude: grit, guts, and heart. We launched in May 2018 and are funded to make 200 $1,000 grants over a 3 year period. We also collaborate with JA to connect with promising high school age entrepreneurs.
Indiana PTAC works directly with Indiana small businesses in obtaining and performing under federal, state, and local government contracts. We provide procurement technical assistance to help you sell your products or services to the appropriate government agency by offering confidential counseling services and workshops at no cost. The core of our procurement assistance program is counseling and education.
1517 is a pre-seed venture capital firm that supports teams with grant, pre-seed, and seed funding for technology startups. Our focus is on makers, hackers, and scientists interested in working outside tracked institutions because we believe that the path geared towards higher education is not for all. We motivate people to work on what they’re passionate about, to learn by doing, and to create new technologies.
The NIIC’s mission is to be rocket fuel for great ideas, people and companies. Our vision is to grow and inspire global business builders. We move business builders confidently in the direction of achieving their dreams.
Believe in a Dream’s vision is to empower the next generation to build a better tomorrow. Our annual Path the Pave Young Leaders Summit helps high school students grow their leadership and entrepreneurship skills – plus provides them mentorship. Our Young Visionaries Fellowship students conduct entrepreneurial projects to make their community or the world a better place. Our Young Entrepreneur Awards recognize outstanding student business owners.
Mission: To create economic opportunities for communities, families, and individuals who lack access to affordable capital and nancial services.
Elevate Northeast Indiana is focused on creating entrepreneurial culture shock! Entrepreneurs are at the center of our universe; and we help you and community, mentors and money. Find us at FortitudeFund.com
WEOC’s mission is to help women-owned and led founders to start, grow and scale their businesses and ventures. Our vision is to be known as the most trusted business building resource in Northeast Indiana for women-owned businesses.
Elevate Ventures is a private venture development organization that nurtures and develops emerging and existing high-growth businesses into high-performing, Indiana-based companies. Elevate Ventures accomplishes this by providing access to capital, rigorous business analysis and robust advisory services that connect companies with the right mix of resources businesses need to succeed long term. To learn more about Elevate Ventures, visit elevateventures.com.
The principal objective of the CDC is creating jobs throughout the communities that we serve. This is achieved by lending to small businesses who are unable to obtain capital to fund start-up operations or expansion of an existing enterprise through conventional sources.