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Economic strategy aims for 200 new start-up companies by 2025 in South Bend region

Aiming for 200 start-up companies by 2025 SOUTH BEND — A collection of local economic leaders announced last week an effort to attract, develop and nurture 200 new high-potential startups in the South Bend-Elkhart region by 2025. That’s 25 a year, or just over two each month, for eight straight years. Developing a startup with…

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We’re hiring a Startup Ecosystem Manager manager!

Position Title: Startup Ecosystem Manger Location: South Bend, IN Job Description: The Startup Ecosystem Manager’s (SEM) primary responsibility is implementing and executing the strategies developed by the Regional Development Authority’s (RDA) Entrepreneurship Committee (Startup Board) across the South Bend – Elkhart Region, including board administration and operations, marketing, branding and communications and planning and executing all…

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R&D spending rising in Indiana

Research and development spending in Indiana rose to $7.6 billion in 2015, the most recent year for which data is available, up from $7.3 billion in 2014, according to a new report from Indiana University’s STATS Indiana. The National Science Foundation estimates Indiana ranked 17th nationwide in R&D expenditures in 2015, up from 18th the previous year. Local…

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Startup South Bend – Elkhart Website Wins Annual Mid-America EDC Entrepreneurial Award

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (December 11, 2017) — The Mid-America Economic Development Council presented its annual Economic Development awards at the 2017 Mid-America Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum, held December 3-5 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Chicago. This program recognizes outstanding efforts in development of marketing materials, marketing events and economic development efforts in our…

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Elevate Ventures’ High-Potential Startup Grant Awarded to GiveGrove

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (October 17, 2017) — GiveGrove, a platform that makes hosting fundraising events easy and effective for both event administrators and donors, has been awarded an Elevate Ventures High-Potential Startup Grant (HPSG). Elevate Ventures provides HPSGs to help entrepreneurs overcome hurdles to attain a specific measurable milestone. This pre-seed program awards up to…

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