OUR MISSION

About Us

Helping every high-growth entrepreneur find the components they need to move the needle in their business, pitch in front of the right people, and achieve investment.

MEET OUR TEAM

How we help you move the needle

Every entrepreneur’s journey is different, but at the end of the day you need traction to scale your business. We are committed to sitting down with you to help you discover your immediate next steps.

FIND YOUR PATH
Developing your pitch deck
Building your dream team
Digging into your marketplace
Creating marketing strategies
Understanding financials
Practicing your pitch
Refining legal information
Making connections in the community
Partnered with

Elevate Ventures has a rich history of investing millions in high-growth entrepreneurs. Their contributions include investments in local businesses, portfolio services, a dedicated Entrepreneur-in-Residence, events for entrepreneurs and investors, marketing support, business coaching, access to professional resources and more.

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Are you:

An emerging entrepreneur looking for resources?

A high-growth startup looking for critical funding?

An Indiana-based business looking for investors across the state?

We want to hear what you are up to and how we can put you on a fast-track to achieving investment! Fill out the Find Your Path form to get started!

FIND YOUR PATH

Keeping it local

We’re committed to serving the entrepreneurs who are making an impact in our area. It’s right in our name! Our 11-county network includes Adams, Allen, Dekalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley counties.

If you’re in the area and looking for the next steps for your business, we’re here for you!

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Our Team

Andie Hines-Lagemann

Regional Director of Entrepreneurship

Dan Meek

Entrepreneur-In-Residence
Elevate Ventures

Our Board of Directors

Allen Brouwer
Old National Bank

Anton King
Dekalb County Economic Development Partnership

Bob Vitoux
Ambassador Enterprises

Brian More
Micropulse

Dan Meek
Elevate Ventures   

David Corcoran
Censys

Fred Nash
Main Street Ventures

John Sampson
Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

Maclyn Parker
Olive B Cole Foundation

Marilyn Moran-Townsend
CVC Communications

Mark Michael
Fort Wayne Metals

Dr. Michael Mirro, MD
•  Board Chair  •

Parkview Mirro Center for Research & Education

Sherilyn Emberton
Huntington University

Matt LaFontaine
L3Harris