Elevate Origins Featured Graduate: Kari Maddox
Name of Business: Modern Marine LLC
Describe your company: Modern Marine is a SaaS based app development that allows water vehicle users to rid themselves of physical boat key and lanyard, by replacing with electronic wearables controlled via app, to command water vehicle. The Modern Marine experience also allows it’s users to connect themselves to monitoring systems within the app to provide a feeling of complete autonomy during their ride.
What have you learned from the program?: “The Elevate Origins Program is perfect for accelerating the startup process. Their program really helps entrepreneurs of all backgrounds and levels hone in on important skills and terms necessary to perfect a pitch worthy of attracting investors. My time with Elevate Origins really developed my knowledge of SBIR and SBBR, while helping me further develop valuable connections within the industry.”
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.