Crossroads Fall 2022 Sponsors

Indiana’s entrepreneurial ecosystem leaders

Crossroads Sponsors Are Startup Champions!

Our sponsors are leaders in Indiana’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. They ensure startups have access to the essential capital and resources to fuel rapid growth, create jobs, and build our economy. Please join us, and become part of Indiana’s startup success stories!

Supporting Sponsors

Elevate Ventures
Old National Bank
Old National Bank
Elevate Ventures
Old National Bank
Old National Bank
Old National Bank
Old National Bank

The Impact of Crossroads

JESSICA BUSSERT, CEO, WAVE THERAPEUTICS

The Crossroads competition brings in great companies from across the state, and I’m honored to be selected as the winner. We’re working on a life-saving technology to prevent bedsores, and it’s gratifying to know that the judges understand and support the work we’re doing. We’ve been a part of The Mill for several years, and we appreciate the support we get there and from the Indiana business community.

RILEY ELLINGSEN, CEO, HEARSIGHT

We’re proud to have been selected as the winners of the Crossroads pre-seed track, amongst an impressive and diverse group of startups. The feedback we received from each round of the competition was invaluable, and the cash award gets us closer to our target for unlocking our next product development milestone. We’re excited to be one step closer to creating a more accessible world for people who are hard of hearing and/or d/Deaf and incredibly grateful for Crossroads’ support of this mission.

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.

ELLIE SYMES, CO-FOUNDER, THE BEE CORP

Crossroads Pitch Competition came at a great time. We had just finished our first season deploying the product, and it was great to have this win on the tail end of our product launch. Every company hits an inflection point where they transition from competing in competitions to competing for customers for big checks. Crossroads ended up being the last competition we needed to rocket our company into the competing for customers phase!

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.

JACKSON BOLEK, CEO, UTILIZ

We’re absolutely thrilled, and our team is excited to be developing software that will change how utilities look at their infrastructure. Utilities of all sizes need access to cutting-edge tools at a price point they can afford, and we believe that we’re equipped to deliver those tools later this spring.

 

Become a Sponsor

join us! Support indiana’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

Since 2017, Indiana’s most promising startups have used Crossroads as a launching pad for success. The Crossroads Pitch Competition doesn’t just showcase Indiana’s best and brightest entrepreneurs. It nurtures early-stage startups at a critical stage in their growth, by connecting them to an ecosystem of fellow founders, experienced advisors, and angel investors. Past competitors are a who’s who of Hoosier founders! Innovation meets opportunity at Crossroads.

Crossroads wouldn’t be possible without our sponsors. Sponsorship levels range and can include cash commitments or in-kind contributions such as financial, accounting, legal, or other services.

Examples include:

Consulting (marketing strategy, business services)

Software development (databases, mobile apps, etc.)

Financial systems (bookkeeping, tracking, reporting)

Email marketing campaign strategy / software

Promotional product videos and animations

Mobile application UI/UX design

AWS credits