Subject matter experts share their expertise with HustleSBE participants to support their business growth. Best practices are explained in a way that is applicable to participant’s business needs.

As a part of the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership, HustleSBE participants gain access to a network of influencers, decision-makers and opportunities to do business together. There are also opportunities to apply for capacity building scholarships.

HustleSBE is for already existing businesses looking to develop a sustainable growth strategy. Every industry and type is encouraged to apply. The tools and resources provided by HustleSBE are applicable to a variety of business models.


Six Sessions Over Six Weeks

HustleSBE Sprint launches Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Sessions will meet 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

$50 Non-Refundable Participant Fee

The total cost of HustleSBE is $750 per participant. Through the generosity of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, $700 will be awarded as scholarships to each participant in HustleSBE.

12 Companies

Program participation is limited to twelve companies committed to growing their businesses.

Responsive Curriculum

Sessions are structured around the needs of the participants, with topics including business model canvas, internal financials, access to capital, business registration, human resources, and growth strategies.

Access to Connections

Through the robust network of the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership, HustleSBE participants gain access to exclusive networking events and an alumni network of fellow Hustle participants.

Post-Bootcamp Training

As a part of a digital community, cohort members learn from one another, as well as mentors and experts long after the bootcamp has ended.


  • Must complete the application
  • Companies are accepted from any industry
  • Currently, we do not accept any non-profits including 501c3, 501c6, etc.
  • Minimum of $20,000 in revenue (not net profit) from past full calendar year (2019)
  • Must be a full-time business owner
  • Must be at least one year in business
  • Please note that we will not accept applications from businesses that would be concurrently participating in a business accelerator, bootcamp, or other cohort based model to develop their business. (Time frame January 2020 – December 2020). ie Spark at Saint Mary’s, Commercialization Engine at IDEA Center