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September 15th, 2020

Startups Eligible for $660,000 from Elevate Ventures

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana startup companies can begin applying today for their share of $660,000 in pre-seed and seed investment from Elevate Ventures, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit that funds promising young firms.

Applications for the 2020 Elevate Nexus Regional Pitch Competitions will be accepted through Sept. 28. Finalists will be selected on Sept. 29 and invited to compete. The competitions will be held virtually on the following dates:

  • Northern Region: Oct. 27
  • Central Region: Oct. 28
  • Southern Region: Oct. 29

The most recent Elevate Nexus competitions culminated in May 2020 with a total of $1.64 million invested throughout the state. Each winner also is considered an Elevate Ventures portfolio business and gains access to Elevate’s network of advisors and resources.

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 Sept. 28 deadline is at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

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