Announcing the Finalists for Crossroads 2021

by Oct 1, 2021

Every year, we’re blown away by the quality of competitors at Crossroads Pitch Competition. This year is no exception! But after dozens of pitches and a tough round of semi-final judging, it’s down to the final four: Indiana’s brightest rising startup stars! Drum roll….

The finalists for Crossroads 2021, who will pitch live over Zoom on October 13, are:

  • AeonCharge
  • ChefsFridge
  • GittaSitta

The winning startup will take home $10,000 in no-strings cash, priority consideration to pitch at Elevate Nexus for up to $80,000 more, and a sweet package of in-kind prizes and services.

AeonCharge is creating universal payment mobile apps where electric vehicle drivers can locate, activate, and pay for charging across providers through a single platform. Pitched by CTO Lin Sun Fa, Aeon Charge is located in West Lafayette.

Pitching for ChefsFridge, out of Anderson, is Co-Founder and President Shane Bivens. Their ArcticRx product is a passive, stable, long-term, ultra-low temperature, reusable pod to support vaccine delivery to rural, remote, and international areas.

Founder & CEO Mandy Kinnucan’s company GittaSitta is based in Granger. GittaSitta streamsline communications between parents and their own trusted network of sitters. is a digital platform that helps students study for science classes through hundreds of interactive, step-by-step solutions for science problems. hails from South Bend and is led by CEO Sebastian Murgueitio Ramirez.

Congratulations to our final four and to all the talented semifinalists! A special thanks to our spotlight sponsor, Velocities, and all our supporting sponsors. We also want to thank the incredible judges who contributed their time and expertise to this year’s event. We’re honored to work with you!

Register to watch the final four pitch live on Zoom on October 13, 1-4 pm,  to win $10,000!

Download the 2021 Crossroads Lookbook to see all the semifinalists, judges, and sponsors.