Crossroads Pitch

Competition

Applications are open for the spring 2022 competition!

Deadline: January 31, midnight

Put your startup on the map. We’re going to say we knew you when!

Innovation and opportunity meet at Crossroads!

TIMELINE

January 31, midnight: deadline to apply

Feb 1–4: application review

Feb 7: semifinalists notified

Feb 8-17: semifinalists pitch live on Zoom

Feb 20: finalists notified

March 5: finalists pitch live

PRIZES

The winner takes home $10,000 in cash and in-kind services. The highest-scoring seed and pre-seed contestants win priority consideration to pitch at Elevate Ventures’ prestigious Nexus Pitch Competition for the chance to win $20,000 or $80,000!

The Pitch Competition for Indiana’s Brightest Stars

Here at The Mill, we’re on a mission to launch and accelerate startups. Crossroads attracts Indiana’s rising talent and charts a course to success for early stage startups. Join us—to pitch, judge, sponsor, or watch the finals—and see what the excitement is about!

ELIGIBILITY

Crossroads is open to any Indiana-based startup with less than $250K in ARR. Be bold! 

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PROCESS

Applications are due by January 31. Be sure to read our tips & tricks on how to prepare!

PRIZES

Winners take home thousands in cash, a suite of in-kind startup services, and a chance to pitch for up to $80,000 more!

CONNECTION

Crossroads puts your startup in front of potential investors, mentors, talent, and customers!

Save the Date!

the final four pitch live on February 28

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Congratulations to ArcticRx, the 2021 Crossroads winner!

WATCH THE WINNING PITCH

2021 finalists: AeonCharge | ArcticRx | GittaSitta | Studia.app

The Impact of Crossroads

STUART LOWRY, COFOUNDER, ARCTICRX

We are beyond grateful for the opportunity this affords ArcticRx. It’s really satisfying for others to understand the change this product can bring across the globe, and we can’t thank The Mill enough for their part in the future of #VaccineEquity. The Mill has done a tremendous job fostering a spirit of camaraderie in the Hoosier community of entrepreneurs and change makers. We hope all the participants find paths for success.


“PITCH WIN BOOSTS FREEZER ‘POD’ FOR VACCINES”—INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS

JENNIE MOSER, CEO, STAGETIME

I can’t overstate how positively Crossroads changed the trajectory of the end of the year (and the first full year of Stagetime!). The non-dilutive prize money allowed me to move to Stagetime full-time before I had originally planned, and even more importantly, it gave me the confidence and ability to seize the opportunity to bring one of my most valuable contractors onto Stagetime full-time. These two items have changed my day-to-day dramatically — professionally and personally.

Host Your Own Pitch Competition!

With our Crossroads Platform, you can run a pitch competition without the headache and hassle of starting from scratch. Our dedicated and proven staff will handle the details, while the flexibility of the platform allows you to design a competition that aligns with your goals. Fuel and support your entrepreneurial ecosystem! 

Spotlight Sponsor Spring 2022

Supporting Sponsors

Old National Bank
Elevate Ventures
Old National Bank