About Us


Who we serve

  • Innovation-driven startups

  • Scalable businesses

  • $500M TAM

  • Companies with a clear advantage and value proposition

  • Hard Tech, SaaS, and Life Sciences businesses

  • Adams, Allen, Dekalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley counties

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.

Developing your pitch deck

Understanding financials

Connecting to resources & service providers


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.


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!


Our Team

Dan Meek

Elevate Ventures


Andie Hines-Lagemann

Startup Ecosystem Manager Northeast
Elevate Ventures


Emali Grose

Administrative Assistant of Venture Development
Elevate Ventures


Our Board of Directors

Dr. Michael J. Mirro
•  Board Chair  •

Parkview Mirro Center for Research & Education

Dan Meek
Elevate Ventures   

Brandon Noll
Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

Mark Michael
•  Vice Board Chair  •

Fort Wayne Metals

Charlotte Gabet
Parkview Health

Eric Ottinger
Lake City Bank

Anthony T. Armstrong
IU Ventures

Brian More
•  Board Treasurer  •

Sarah Earls
Rouff Home Mortgage

Dr. Sherilyn Emberton
Huntington University

Jason Blume
Trine University

Bob Vitoux
•  Board Secretary  •
Ambassador Enterprises

Jordan Breiner
Steel Dynamics

Lisa Peckham
Medical Informatics Engineering

Our Community Partners

Mirro Family Foundation
Olive B. Cole Foundation