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BLAZE: NEI Regional Pitch Competition

July 9, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

It only takes a spark to make an idea come to life. Here in northeast Indiana, we are flourishing with new and innovative ideas for making tomorrow better for everyone. Founders Spark has partnered up with Start Fort Wayne and Venture Club of Indiana to bring you BLAZE, a regional pitch competition created to bring together the top entrepreneurial talent in the northeast Indiana region.


Ten of the top applicants from the northeast Indiana region will be selected to pitch their business on July 9 in front of a panel of investment judges and the community. Each competitor will have four minutes to pitch their idea to the panel and the audience. After pitches have been made, the judges will choose a first and second place winner. Second place will win a cash prize of $2000 and first place will win a cash prize of $3000 as well as advance to compete at the Venture Club of Indiana’s 2019 Innovation Showcase on August 22 in Indianapolis! There will also be a People’s Choice Award that will be voted on by the community and wins a cash prize of $1000.

This is a great opportunity for businesses to receive funding, make valuable connections and be seen by the community. To qualify, applicants must live and operate in the northeast Indiana region. Click on the link to apply, the deadline to apply is June 24http://bit.ly/blaze-apply

Join us for an incredible event where we showcase some of the best and most innovative startups and businesses set for growth in northeast Indiana. Support local businesses that are looking to turn Indiana into a thriving hub for innovation and growth. Cash bar and appetizers will be provided. It is free to attend!

A special thanks to Fort Wayne SEED for being our event sponsor and STAR Bank for being our prize sponsor. We appreciate your investment in entrepreneurship and our community.

For any questions, please contact taylor@foundersspark.org


July 9, 2019
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


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