a blog for entrepreneurs & startups

MedTech Devices Sweep 2022 Fall Crossroads Pitch Competition

South Bend company heARsight won the pre-seed competition for its augmented reality smart-glasses that provide real-time subtitles during in-person conversations. Nashville-based Wave Therapeutics won the seed competition for its therapeutic devices and software that prevent bendsores and blood clots for mobility impaired patients.

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Startup Summer 2023 Apps Are Open!

Instead of spending the summer making coffee and copies, make progress on your startup! Meet other founders, investors, and experts. Tackle whatever piece is most critical to your startup—we individualize the program.

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How One Regional Partnership Is Fueling Innovation

Velocities is successful first and foremost because it’s a regional partnership to which each partner makes a significant contribution. We all have skin in the game, and we’re working toward a shared future that’s bigger than our individual communities.

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Who’s Writing This Blog for entrepreneurs and startups?

The Mill is the heart of Bloomington’s startup ecosystem and its largest coworking space. As a nonprofit, we rely on membership fees and event space rentals, and on some very generous sponsors, too. Most importantly, we are entrepreneurs leading entrepreneurs!

The Mill provides access to a community of peers and mentors. In addition, we offer programs to turn innovative ideas and technologies into business concepts, as well as capacity-building resources, and access to startup capital.

Hundreds of members and dozens of companies call our beautiful coworking space home. Our diverse members include techies, solopreneurs and small companies,, for example, as well as freelancers, creatives, and remote workers. You can join for the coworking amenities, or join for the entrepreneurial support. We’re always energized by the great people we meet at The Mill!