It is a big week for Indiana's startup community. The Innovation Showcase is set for Thursday at the Dallara Factory near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Entrepreneurs from 60 companies will get a chance to pitch their concepts to local and regional investors. Some of the companies expected to take part have been highlighted during recent the past few weeks on Inside INdiana Business Television. Click here to view those presentations.
A full list of the companies taking part is available by clicking here.July 7, 2013
Excerpt from news release published May 14
Entering its fifth year, The Innovation Showcase has grown into Indy’s premier event connecting fundable companies (of all stages) with top local and regional investors all while creating an undeniable energy fueled by Indy’s incredible entrepreneurial ecosystem.
This year’s event has grown even larger and will be held at the Dallara IndyCar Factory in the shadows of the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
And this year we’re upping the stakes for our exhibiting startups. Each entrepreneur will have the opportunity to pitch to our investor panel for a chance to win more than $60,000 in cash and tangible services including:
5K in legal services from Barnes & Thornburg
5K in web development from Fox.io
5K in PR services from Blast Media
5K in Venture Coaching from DeveloperTown
5K in accounting services from Lehman’s Terms
5K in branding services from The Momentum Group
5K in video production from Neal Moore New Media
5K in web marketing services from DK New Media
5K in office space offered by Launch Fishers
5K in presentation skills training (for multiple companies) from Scientifically Speaking
5K+ in Formstack software (Max plans for three companies for a year)
5K in COLD HARD CASH!
Best of all, the top presenters from the pitch competition will gain access to the most well-known angel investors in the area. At least two presenters will go straight in that evening to make private pitches to HALO and Elevate Ventures. They (and maybe other presenters) will also gain access to guaranteed pitches to Stepstone Angels, Purdue’s P3 Alliance, IU’s Innovate Indiana Fund, Gravity Ventures, Allos Ventures and xCap Angels.
The deadline for company submissions is fast approaching. So if you think you have what it takes to mix it up with the region’s top entrepreneurial companies — we encourage you to apply now for one of the spots in the showcase. The process for companies to exhibit and pitch starts here: http://theinnovationshowcase.com/#exhibitors