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Indiana Organizations Awarded Grants for Supporting Startups

INDIANAPOLIS (August 25, 2020) — Nineteen organizations across Indiana have been awarded a total of $164,000 in grants from Elevate Nexus. These funds are earmarked toward entrepreneurship programming to help build on existing successes. Elevate Nexus, an initiative of Elevate Ventures launched in July 2019, partners with higher-education institutions and nonprofit organizations to organize pitch…

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Senator Braun participates in Congressional Startup Day with the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 12, 2020) – On Monday, U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) participated in Congressional Startup Day with the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership. They discussed how entrepreneurs in the region are navigating business during a global pandemic, as well as how they have experienced the entrepreneurship ecosystems. “As a Main Street entrepreneur,…

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City of South Bend and enFocus lead partners to develop a toolkit of digital resources for residents

Digital Inclusion Toolkit will help connect the 30% of area residents without home access to low/no cost resources to meet the demands of social distancing South Bend, IN. (May 7, 2020) – enFocus, a nonprofit that attracts talent to regional organizations to catalyze change, has partnered with the City of South Bend to create a…

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New Training Programs Now Available to Regional Startups & Business Owners!

The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership is excited to announce two new training programs available to startups and business owners located in the South Bend – Elkhart Region (SBE Region). Startup South Bend Elkhart’s Pre-Accelerator Program is designed to help early stage entrepreneurs validate (or invalidate) their idea while adding to the entrepreneurial ecosystem…

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A region that hustles: Inaugural class of HustleSBE graduates from bootcamp

The South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership (SBERP) recently concluded its inaugural bootcamp aimed toward providing support and assistance to minority and women entrepreneurs across the five-county region. HustleSBE is a six-session program dedicated to bringing resources on topics including capital, certifications, financial management, and human resources to minority- and women-owned businesses. Participants gathered for interactive learning…

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