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New Training Programs Now Available to Regional Startups & Business Owners!

The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership is excited to announce two new training programs available to startups and business owners located in the South Bend – Elkhart Region (SBE Region). Startup South Bend Elkhart’s Pre-Accelerator Program is designed to help early stage entrepreneurs validate (or invalidate) their idea while adding to the entrepreneurial ecosystem…

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April 2, 2020: Updates from the Entrepreneurship Committee, Startup South Bend – Elkhart

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…

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April 2, 2020: Updates from the Diversity and Inclusion Committee

In 2020, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee continues to focus on access – to capital, contracts, and contacts – for women and minorities in the South Bend – Elkhart region. HustleSBE, a regionally-based business bootcamp for women and minority business owners, graduated its first cohort, and applications have opened for the second cohort, HustleSBE Sprint…

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HustleSBE Sprint Applications Now Open!

HustleSBE Sprint Applications Now Open! Earlier this month, we celebrated the graduation of Hustle SBE’s first Cohort! Now, we are excited to report that we are kicking off another round of training for minority and women business owners in the South Bend – Elkhart Region with our HustleSBE Sprint program! Website Link: bit.ly/hustlesbe Quick Facts:…

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Minority-Owned Business Profile: Mishawaka’s Sanaa Chocolates

When Yvonne Kasimbi had her first taste of chocolate as a five-year-old in Kenya, it was the beginning of a life-long love affair. Now, as owner of Sanaa Chocolate, Yvonne’s goal is to give everyone a taste of love that melts in your mouth. Her passion turned into a career in 2017, when she met…

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