Elevate Origins Featured Graduate: David Thompson
Name of Business: Doggi LLC
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Describe your company: Doggi is a pet tech startup seeking to offer peace of mind to busy dog owners who struggle with the intense time demands involved with caring for a dog. To relieve this struggle, Doggi offers owners a way to automate their feeding and letting outside routines with a user-friendly app and pet specific smart hardware.
What have you learned from the program?: “The Origins program taught me different methods of evaluating business models and how to choose which model best fits our company’s products. It also taught me how to leverage Doggi’s strengths/advantages in a pitch and appeal to a cohort of investors that may be interested in those strengths/advantages.”
About Elevate Origins Pre-Seed and Seed Programs
Elevate Origins Pre-Seed and Seed Programs provide virtual group learning, one-on-one coaching and live pitch practice to startups. The Elevate Origins Pre-Seed Program is specifically for startups that have not yet generated revenue. Aspiring entrepreneurs who may not have a business idea yet, or instructors of entrepreneurship classes that are looking to supplement their classwork with institutional investor-designed programming, are also encouraged to participate and will find value in the content.
The Elevate Origins Seed Program is reserved for revenue-generating startups and for life science companies that have completed pre-clinical trials. This training places a greater emphasis on developing business models, pitch decks, and executive summaries from lessons learned and data collected.
For both programs, participants will develop investor-ready pitch decks and executive summaries appropriate for their business stage. Ultimately, they will have all the tools needed to compete for an Elevate Nexus Pre-Seed or Seed Pitch Competition Award, where every year 35 investments ranging from $20,000-$100,000 are made in Indiana-based startups.
Elevate Origins is offered at no cost to the entrepreneurs. Funding to operate Elevate Origins comes from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and U.S. Economic Development Agency.