Elevate Ventures

Elevate Ventures invests in high-potential cross-sector innovative companies with a minimum $500M TAM at the pre-seed, seed, and early stages. Over the last 10+ years, Elevate has invested capital in more than 500 Indiana-based startups and provided assistance to nearly 4,000 companies across 86 counties. We are the #1 Most Active Seed & Early-Stage Venture Capital Firm in the Great Lakes Region.

The foundation is set for an even more impactful 10 years ahead with Indiana’s potential to become the Innovation Capital of the World™.

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PopCam by Lumatic

Lumatic Imagery LLC Wins Manufacturing Readiness Grants Scale-Up its Manufacturing Production for PopCam

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ISSI Engineering & Machining, LLC

ISSI Engineering & Machining LLC provides large capacity conventional and CNC machining, engineering design services, and machine tool and industrial heavy equipment repair. On the manual side, ISSI specializes in repair work of large and unique parts. On the CNC side, they specialize in new builds for complex parts largely for the food and aerospace industries. They are making investments in multiple state-of-the-art CNC machines and a coordinate measuring machine and integrating JobBOSS ERP software throughout the business.

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EAC Solutions Group, LLC

EAC Solutions Group, LLC provides process design and development services for electrical, automation, and communications systems. They are developing a fully automated inspection system with machine vision technology for pharmaceutical and medical testing processes.

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Copper Mountain Technologies, LLC

Copper Mountain Technologies manufactures a broad range of USB vector network analyzers (VNAs) and proprietary instrumentation for RF Test and Measurement applications. They are expanding production with investments in automation, testing capabilities and component marking and traceability.

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HDR

HDR is an employee-owned design firm specializing in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. We’re ranked No. 6 among the world’s design firms and we’re the largest healthcare design firm. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible.

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Real-world experiences feed Indiana’s worker pipeline

Matthew Caito loves it when a student says, “I didn’t know.” As in, “I didn’t know that’s what the inside of a manufacturing facility was like,” or “I didn’t know that this kind of work was being done around here.”

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Connections make IUPUI a talent-retention machine

Connections make IUPUI a talent-retention machine Talk with IUPUI Department of Engineering Technology Chair Robert Weissbach about why 85% of his program’s graduates stay in Central Indiana, many working in […]

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Creative Works

2 Applications, 2 Projects, 2 Manufacturing Readiness Grants Take Creative Works to the Next Step in its Digital Manufacturing Journey

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MW Cold

When Time Siddiq encourages area businesses to hire refugees and other foreign-born workers, his urging is driven by good experiences and a commitment to hiring a nontraditional talent pool at MW Cold.

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Copper Mountain Technologies

Copper Mountain Technologies develops innovative RF test and measurement solutions for engineers worldwide. Copper Mountain Technologies provides vector network analyzers for thousands of clients in close to 100 countries around the world. 

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