Eighteen participants completed all the sessions. These new entrepreneurs learned how to focus their business ideas, seek customer validation, and present their business to potential investors.
Pitch competitions are really a forcing mechanism, to give entrepreneurs a reason and a deadline to polish their pitch. And as they work through making their pitch better, they’re also working through important business questions about what problem their product solves, for which customer, and how they’ll go to market.
The fall 2022 startups tackle how to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, empower decentralized organizations, increase solar energy, and more.
The Crossroads Idea Competition is our way of shaking the idea tree. We know that a lot of folks—some entrepreneurs, some wanna-preneurs—are quietly noodling on a new idea and wondering, “Could this really work? Is there a market for this?”
It was a star-studded night at the 2022 Community Innovation Awards! Thank you to everyone who came out to help us celebrate our community's bright lights. Special thanks to our sponsors and partners, TechPoint and the Herald-Times, for supporting innovation and...
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.