The Innovation Showcase

“Where Capital Meets Innovation”

“How do YOU Build a Game Changing Company that Revolutionizes an Entire Industry?”

The answer to this question is the ambition of EVERY Entrepreneur on Day One!   The 13th Innovation Showcase presented by the Venture Club of Indiana  will focus on the answer to this question on Sept 1, 2021!

Plan to attend Indiana’s premier event for Investor and Capital sources to connect with fundable “game changing” companies.  20 Companies competing  – Ten Finalists Pitching on Stage!

Companies, business executives, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs from the Midwest will attend the event to celebrate Indiana’s brightest and best startups!   Will YOU  be there?

“Let the Competition Begin!”

Click Here to view the 2021 Innovation Showcase program!

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The Venture Club of Indiana to Host the “2021 Innovation Showcase”

“Where Capital Meets Innovation”

The Venture Club of Indiana is Excited to announce the 2021 Innovation Showcase Winners!

The Road to the Showcase

Amid the uncertainty and economic shutdown caused by the Covid 19 virus that engulfed our world, the Venture Club was unable to execute on our traditional regional pitch contests in 2020.  In order to yet bring 20 highly qualified entrepreneurial companies to our now Virtual Innovation Showcase, we connected with 10 Indiana Venture Investor VCI members to ask for nominations from their portfolio of companies. 

Each company submitted their prerecorded 3 minute pitch for judging no later than September 18th. The actual judging was completed prior to the Showcase.    All pitches were available for view by attendees within each companies’ own “virtual exhibit room” housed on the virtual platform prior to the actual Showcase. 

2021 Nominated Companies

Civic Champs
Digital leader Academy
Stamus Networks
The Juice
What Friends Do

Criteria for Nomination

  • Based in Indiana
  • Have raised no more than $5mm in outside dilutive capital since formation (either through issuance of debt or equity securities; grants and the like do not count)
  • Must have a bona fide expectation of raising follow on capital within the next 12 months
  • Must have received an investment (cash or growth resources) from the nominating Investor (preferably the Investor should be on the cap table) 
  • Cannot have placed in the top 3 at any prior Innovation Showcase.

Nominating Indiana Investors

IU (IU Ventures)
Purdue (Foundry, Purdue Ventures)
High Alpha

2021 Innovation Showcase Sponsors