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Elevate Ventures

Big Sell deadline looms

Entrepreneurs who are dreaming big do not have much longer to submit applications for a contest that will give them a public showcase for their ideas and a potential springboard for launching a business.

February 24, 2014 12:00 pm
Got an idea for a product? Pitch it at The Big Sell

Got an idea for a product? Pitch it at The Big Sell

Past participants at The Big Sell Entrepreneurs in Action contest have pitched a wide range of ideas: biodegradable to-go soup containers, solar cells, all-in-one portable campfires, closed-finger Mixed Martial Arts gloves and more.

January 25, 2014 2:00 pm

Valpo EDIT budget boosts park, facade programs

VALPARAISO | With the help of a carryover balance of almost $800,000 and a little less financial uncertainty in the city's health insurance, Valparaiso expects to spend about $3 million in economic development income taxes this year.

January 13, 2014 9:00 pm

Northwest Indiana World Trade Council getting the band back together

GARY | The Northwest Indiana World Trade Council promoted international commerce in Northwest Indiana for more than two decades, before it disbanded about five years ago.

January 13, 2014 3:44 pm

New NWI business accelerator to launch high-tech startups

VALPARAISO | A new business accelerator planned for downtown Valparaiso aims to launch high-tech and entrepreneurial startup companies.

December 19, 2013 4:00 pm

Startup group to host meeting in Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | Local startup community Startup Front will host a meetup at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Zao Island, 1050 Horse Prairie Ave., in the Dune Room.

December 17, 2013 1:09 pm
Entrepreneurial initiative touts $33.2 million impact in Northwest Indiana

Entrepreneurial initiative touts $33.2 million impact in Northwest Indiana

A state-sponsored entrepreneurial initiative is touting a $33.2 million economic impact in Northwest Indiana.

November 18, 2013 4:00 pm
Valpo park expansion raises parking concerns

Valpo park expansion raises parking concerns

VALPARAISO | As she looked at the designs for the proposed expansion of Central Park Plaza, Donna Phelps said she really would rather have a parking garage than more park downtown.

September 26, 2013 8:25 pm Related

Entrepreneurs host meetup to learn about startups

VALPARAISO | Anyone who is tech-minded or would like to learn more about starting a company is invited to attend a free event  from 6:30 to 8:30 Aug. 15 at Figure Eight Brewing, 150 Washington St.

August 13, 2013 12:21 pm
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

The Indiana Economic Develpment Corp. hired private nonprofit Elevate Ventures to choose Hoosier startup companies worthy of taxpayer money. What could possibly go wrong?

July 24, 2013 12:00 am

Elevate Ventures enhances company assistance program

VALPARAISO | Elevate Ventures will be adding a leadership assessment, access to executive roundtables, follow-on engagements and implementation services to its popular Economic Gardening program.

July 05, 2013 9:45 am

Elevate Ventures announces 25 openings in Economic Gardening Program

PORTAGE | Elevate Ventures is seeking 25 local companies to fill openings in its Economic Gardening Program in Northwest Indiana.

June 25, 2013 10:55 am

Noted entrepreneur joins Elevate Ventures

Elevate Ventures has added Kelly Schwedland as an entrepreneur-in-residence for its Northwest and North Central Indiana regions.

May 16, 2013 12:55 pm
Growing businesses in Indiana

Growing businesses in Indiana

MICHIGAN CITY | Like in a garden, growing businesses into sustainable job-creators in Indiana takes resources, planting, tending and sometimes weeding out what’s not thriving.

October 25, 2012 2:25 pm Photos


JOHN DAVIES: A new venture to provide venture capital

JOHN DAVIES: A new venture to provide venture capital

Talk to Charlie McGill, the new "entrepreneur in residence" for Elevate Ventures, and get ready to be inspired about the future for Northwest Indiana.

March 11, 2012 10:16 am
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