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Crossroads Collegiate Submissions CLOSES for 2023 Pitch Competition

The Mill 642 North Madison Street, Bloomington, IN, United States

Crossroads Collegiate Pitch Competition The flagship Crossroads Pitch Competition showcases Indiana’s best and brightest entrepreneurs. It’s about building up Indiana’s entrepreneurial scene by creating a path to success for early stage startups. Crossroads Collegiate now brings this experience exclusively to Hoosier college and university students. Competitors have a chance to win thousands in cash & in-kind prizes, and perhaps more importantly, they also gain exposure to potential talent, mentors, investors, and customers. Crossroads attracts competitors from across the entire state of Indiana—and we’re intentional about that. Partner organizations across Indiana and friends like Elevate Ventures and Flywheel Fund refer startups to Crossroads, and we hope you will, too. We are committed to diversity in our contestants and judges. Crossroads is for all innovators! Submissions Open February 1 and close February 22 at midnight. 

Pre-Registration Opens For Crossroads Pitch Competition, Spring 2023

The Mill 642 North Madison Street, Bloomington, IN, United States

Win a $10,000 or $20,000 investment from Flywheel Fund, plus insider access to mentors, in-kind services, and priority consideration to pitch for $20,000 or $80,000 more at Nexus Regional Pitch Competition!

Registration CLOSES For Crossroads Pitch Competition, Spring 2023

The Mill 642 North Madison Street, Bloomington, IN, United States

Win a $10,000 or $20,000 investment from Flywheel Fund, plus insider access to mentors, in-kind services, and priority consideration to pitch for $20,000 or $80,000 more at Nexus Regional Pitch Competition!

Pre-Seed Finals, Crossroads Spring 2023

The Mill 642 North Madison Street, Bloomington, IN, United States

Win a $10,000 or $20,000 investment from Flywheel Fund, plus insider access to mentors, in-kind services, and priority consideration to pitch for $20,000 or $80,000 more at Nexus Regional Pitch Competition!

Seed Finals, Crossroads Spring 2023

The Mill 642 North Madison Street, Bloomington, IN, United States

Win a $10,000 or $20,000 investment from Flywheel Fund, plus insider access to mentors, in-kind services, and priority consideration to pitch for $20,000 or $80,000 more at Nexus Regional Pitch Competition!

Registration is OPEN For Crossroads Pitch Competition, Fall 2023

The Mill 642 North Madison Street, Bloomington, IN, United States

Compete at Crossroads, and you join an illustrious roster of alumni founders. Investors, mentors, and talent take notice. Doors open. Innovation meets opportunity at Crossroads. Crossroads is open to any Indiana-based startup with less than $250K in ARR.

Deadline to apply to the Spark Speed Pitch Competition

The Mill 642 North Madison Street, Bloomington, IN, United States

Can you win $500 in two minutes? More importantly, could your startup benefit from a 1:1 personalized business counseling session with a financial expert? The Spark Speed Pitch Competition is the ticket! Take three steps: 1) Apply by uploading your executive summary by September 28. 2) Meet with a rep from our awesome sponsor, German American Bank (we’ll connect you after you apply). You’ll get personalized financial insights on your business plan, accepting payment, insurance, business credit. 3) If you’re selected as one of our 10 speed pitch competititors, give a 2-minute pitch (pitch deck optional) on October 5. A small panel of judges, including a rep from German American, will award a $500 cash prize to the most innovative idea.  Questions? Talk to Andy. Thanks to our friends at German American for their sponsorship support of entrepreneurs, and Rainbow Bakery for providing delicious sustenance! This event is closed to spectators.

Crossroads Fall Finals

The Mill 642 North Madison Street, Bloomington, IN, United States

Great startup stories start at Crossroads, now one of Indiana’s largest startup pitch competitions. The fall competition will feature eight of the state’s top pre-seed and seed startups vying for investment from The Mill’s Flywheel Fund. Finalists will be announced on September 25. Join us for an exciting afternoon! Indiana's rising star entrepreneurs will present their innovative business concepts. You'll be able to say you were there at the beginning! Special thanks to our spotlight sponsor, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Pre-seed finalists will pitch upstairs in the Classroom. Seed finalists will pitch in the Event Hall. Light snacks provided. Parking is available in the Trades District Garage at 10th and Rogers.

IU Idea to Startup Pitch Competition 2023

The Mill 642 North Madison Street, Bloomington, IN, United States

Now in its second year! IU Research and the IU Innovation and Commercialization Office (ICO) are proud to announce the 2023 IU Idea to Startup Pitch Competition. The competition will be an opportunity for IU faculty, staff and students to showcase their startup ideas and receive real-world insights from a panel of industry experts and judges. Every successful company starts with an idea. An idea can be developed and transformed into an innovative solution as well as a startup business. As a leading research and educational institution, IU generates many revolutionary ideas from its faculty, staff and students. To catalyze the transformation from idea to market solution and impact, IU Research and IU Innovation and Commercialization Office (ICO) organized the IU Idea to Startup Pitch Competition during Innovation Week at The Mill. The top three winners will receive cash awards to be used towards the formation of an IU startup with certain terms and conditions. As an in-kind sponsor, The Mill will offer three and six-month part-time coworking memberships for all members of the winning teams. First place prize: $15,000 & six-month part-time coworking membership at The Mill Second place prize: $10,000 & three-month part-time coworking membership at The Mill […]

Spark Speed Pitch Competition

The Mill 642 North Madison Street, Bloomington, IN, United States

Can you win $500 in two minutes? More importantly, could your startup benefit from a 1:1 personalized business counseling session with a financial expert? The Spark Speed Pitch Competition is the ticket! Take three steps: 1) Apply by uploading your executive summary by September 28. 2) Meet with a rep from our awesome sponsor, German American Bank (we’ll connect you after you apply). You’ll get personalized financial insights on your business plan, accepting payment, insurance, business credit. 3) If you’re selected as one of our 10 speed pitch competititors, give a 2-minute pitch (pitch deck optional) on October 5. A small panel of judges, including a rep from German American, will award a $500 cash prize to the most innovative idea.  Questions? Talk to Andy. Thanks to our friends at German American for their sponsorship support of entrepreneurs, and Rainbow Bakery for providing delicious sustenance! This event is closed to spectators.

gBETA Fall 2023 Bloomington-Columbus Showcase

The Mill 642 North Madison Street, Bloomington, IN, United States

Join us live at The Mill in the Event Hall to hear the awesome founders of the fall 2023 gBETA cohort pitch their innovative companies!