Startups will face challenges in the coming months due to the spread of COVID-19. Startup South Bend - Elkhart (SUSBE), the Entrepreneurship Committee of the South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership, recently renewed their partnership with Elevate Ventures to extend through 2022. This partnership continues to strengthen SUSBE's ability to support the ongoing development and success of entrepreneurs across the SBE region.
SUSBE will be sharing key resources and information on a real-time basis through Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and on the website. SUSBE continues to run weekly mentor sessions virtually, to provide advice and proof of concept grants to early stage startups. The McCloskey New Venture Competition will also be conducted virtually on April 23-24, with SUSBE and Elevate Ventures awarding a $50,000 grand prize to the top community-based team.