The Innovation Showcase

The Largest Pitch Event in Indiana

Hosted at The Center on

August 22, 2019 | 11:30 am - 7:30 pm

Entrepreneurs

Apply for a chance to win prize packages and opportunities to meet with investors one-on-one.

Investors & VC's

Join other investors and VCs for networking, special programming, and to meet a diverse group of startups.

Sponsors

A great opportunity to promote your services to a growing startup community.

About the Showcase

The Innovation Showcase celebrates its 11th Anniversary this year as Indiana’s largest, curated event for entrepreneurs, investors and supporters of the state’s vibrant startup-ecosystem.

 

Companies, business executives, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists from all over the country will attend the event, validating Indiana’s vibrant and diverse startup community.

 

Twenty entrepreneurs will take the stage as they pitch in an effort not only to win the pitch competition but also to attract the attention of the Investors in the room. This year, Dr. Donald Kuratko, (Dr. K) will stand as the emcee of the Pitch Contest.  

The Showcase will feature a keynote from Don Brown, CEO of LifeOmic and former CEO of Interactive Intelligence.  Don calls himself the “Accidental Entrepreneur” in that it was not his dream to lead a company. Yet, he has consistently created transformative enterprises.  Additionally, Jeff Ready, CEO of Scale Computing, will lead us down “The Road…. After the Showcase”  which is an update on past showcase winners.  “Where are they now?” Jane Martin, a retired venture capitalist, will be sharing her experiences as a venture capitalist  through her session about  “Seven Decades of Venture Capital – A Brief History”.   

This years event is hosted by HG Ventures, The Heritage Group’s new corporate venture arm, and held at The Center, THG’s catalyst for growth and innovation.