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January 21st, 2020

Applications Open for Second Elevate Nexus Regional Pitch Competitions

Indianapolis, Ind.Elevate Ventures today announced that it is accepting applications for the second Elevate Nexus Regional Pitch Competitions, which will be held the last week of February. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 3. Finalists will be selected on Feb. 4 and invited to attend the Pitch Competition in their region.

The inaugural Regional Pitch Competitions were held in October 2019, when 67 finalists competed for pre-seed or seed investments. A total of $660,000 was committed to 15 companies throughout the three regions in Indiana. In addition to receiving funding, each company is considered an Elevate Ventures portfolio business and will have access to Elevate’s network of advisors and resources.

Winter 2020 Regional Pitch Competition dates and locations:

Details and eligibility requirements can be found here. To apply, go to and select “Elevate Nexus Pre-Seed and Seed Awards” from the topic dropdown. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Feb. 3, 2020.

Winners of regional awards are invited to compete during the annual statewide Pitch Competition in the category of the regional award they won. The statewide event will be held at the Kinetic conference on April 14, 2020, in Indianapolis. Kinetic tickets are currently available, with early bird pricing ending Feb, 29. Click here to register.

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