It’s “tip-off” time for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Coolest Thing Made in Indiana tournament. Online voting is now open in the Hoosier Hysteria-style contest to find different, interesting, and unique products made in the state.
During the inaugural tournament run last year, Goshen-based Janus Motorcycles brought home the top prize. It manufactures small custom motorcycles in vintage styles. The motorcycles are built to order and sell directly to riders in all 50 states.
The contest has a 54-company field. There is a wide range of makers and products.
“One of the really great things about this tournament is that it draws some really big companies – that make some very-well known products – who compete right alongside some emergent ones that are just starting to make their mark,” said Kevin Brinegar, Indiana Chamber president and Chief Executive Officer. “We expect to see some David vs. Goliath matchups, and you just never know how these contests will turn out.”
Companies face off in a single-elimination bracket format with winners chosen through public fan voting over the next six weeks. Each winner goes to the next round until the champion is crowned in December.
The chamber says the initial matchups were generated via an online randomizer.
The first round of voting ends Nov. 7. Click here to vote.