We Help By: Providing Assistance

In addition to providing capital, Elevate Ventures works with Indiana entrepreneurs in an advisory capacity to help accelerate growth. Elevate works in an advisory capacity with emerging companies at all stages of development both pre- and post-funding. Below are some examples of ways that we help:

  • Introductions to prospective customers or partners
  • Assistance with recruiting management talent
  • Product positioning and marketing
  • Technical reviews
  • Intellectual property analysis
  • Primary and secondary market research
  • Government procurement
  • Regulatory pathway
  • Investment pitch creation and investor introductions
  • Investor relations

Economic Gardening

Elevate Ventures Economic Gardening is designed to provide significant sophisticated technical assistance to identified second-stage companies that have the intent and capacity to grow their business. This Indiana program will provide economic gardening assistance at no charge to selected Indiana businesses statewide. These selected businesses will interact with an experienced national economic gardening team at the Lowe Foundation who will deliver economic gardening services tailored to each business' particular situation.
Read more about the Economic Gardening Program and how to apply.

Business Ignition System

Elevate Ventures' Business Ignition System is a set of flexible and validated business tools developed by investors to help their portfolio companies think through building a business and avoid typical pitfalls. Through effective mentoring and use of these tools, companies begin a path to commercialization and growth. These "Toolboxes" save time and reduce mistakes because they were created, adapted and used by experienced entrepreneurs and executives as they mentored their own investment portfolio of companies.
Read more about the Business Ignition System.