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Little BIG Idea Grant keeps on boosting Elkhart County kids’ creative ideas

On Friday, June 7, 2019, Little BIG Idea Grant committee members awarded its seventh micro-grant to an Elkhart County resident who is younger than 18. Ten-year-old Oluwatobi Busari’s project to create a regular ongoing music and information radio program aimed at Elkhart County kids will soon be a reality, thanks to the $1,093 grant. Committee…

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Startup Spirit Fuels Growth in the South Bend – Elkhart Region

As the South Bend – Elkhart Region celebrates a $42.4 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., we know that the work to make the best investment with it is really just beginning. The spirit of entrepreneurship has been a vibrant part of our region for decades and the story of our family company could be…

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Tembo AI Receives Minority Owned Startup Award

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (Apr. 24, 2019) — Tembo AI, a computer software company founded by two University of Notre Dame ESTEEM students, received the Minority Owned Startup Award for best minority owned venture during the 2019 McCloskey New Venture Competition. The $10,000 cash award was provided by Kem Krest, a logistics and supply chain manufacturer…

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Smart Growth America to Cap off Small-Scale Manufacturing Technical Assistance Grant

This week Smart Growth America (SGA) will visit South Bend to cap off a technical assistance project with a small-scale manufacturing team comprised of local stakeholders. The team, consisting of the City of South Bend’s Department of Community Investment, South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership, INVANTI, Aunalytics, and the South Bend Regional Chamber, has received…

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Surf Air Wireless, LLC Completes $40 Million Capital Raise and Acquisition of FreedomNet Wireless to Continue Expansion

Indiana-based broadband company completes a $40-million investment with Post Road Group alongside an acquisition of FreedomNet Wireless LaPorte, IN, Jan. 10, 2019 – Surf Air Wireless, one of the leading broadband providers in the Great Lakes regions, announced today it recently completed a $40 million investment with Post Road Group alongside an acquisition of FreedomNet…

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