Drum roll, please … the organizers of The Innovation Showcase — the largest entrepreneurial showcase in Indiana and possibly the Midwest — today announced the first 10 fundable startup companies that will be pitching for $56,000 in cash investment and services.
From health care efficiency to proximity technologies … from brand amplification to video production … from booking and back-end platforms to technologies proven to change the lives of children with autism — the first 10 Innovation Showcase companies impress from the start!
These companies are among a select group of just 75 startups that made the cut to pitch and exhibit at this year’s Innovation Showcase, which is being held at the Dallara Indycar Factory on the west side of Indianapolis on July 9.
But that’s only the beginning, two incredible keynote speakers are also scheduled — T.A. McCann and Chris Heivly, both seasoned entrepreneurs with amazing personal startup success stories.
T.A. McCann (left) and Chris Heivly.
T.A. McCann, a Purdue University grad, is best known for founding Gist.com and serving on the board of Startup Weekend. His latest venture, Rival IQ, is being called a game-changer in marketing analytics and competitive business intelligence
Chris Heivly, the “startup whisperer” himself, is the visionary behind The Startup Factory in North Carolina. He’s a prolific contributing writer for Inc. magazine and helped found MapQuest in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
The past couple of years, Innovation Showcase has sold out of tickets fast, and there’s every reason to expect it will sell out of tickets again this year too, especially with this lineup! A limited number of early bird tickets are available until this Friday, June 5 (or until they are sold out).
Here is more information and direct links to the first 10 Innovation Showcase exhibitors: