Crossroads Indiana Startup Pitch Competition – October 8, 2020

Crossroads Indiana Pitch CompetitionJoin us at the fourth annual Crossroads Indiana Pitch Competition at The Mill in Bloomington, Indiana. At Crossroads, we showcase Indiana’s best and brightest entrepreneurs and set the stage for their innovative ideas. Startups compete for cash prizes!

Mark your calendars for October 8, 2020! Registration information is coming soon. This event is free to attend.



Pitch your idea at the largest statewide pitch competition. Compete for cash prizes. Join the ranks of Indiana’s most promising startups. Applying is as easy as sending an email!

Application deadline is September 25, 2020



inX3 to Crossroads: A Brief History

Prior to 2018, The Mill’s pitch competition was a pre-qualification event for a statewide competition in Indianapolis called inX3. Bloomington was one of a few regional hubs that screened startups for the statewide pitch competition. In 2019, inX3 evolved into Crossroads, and expanded to include the entire state of Indiana. In 2019, 18 startups competed and 8 of 10 state regions were represented.  In 2020, Crossroads will become the biggest startup pitch competition in Indiana.


Crossroads Pitch Competition: How it Works

Come see 20+ Indiana startups compete at this statewide pitch competition. Competitors are judged by a vetted and respected panel of Indiana entrepreneurs and investors, and will compete with other cutting-edge, Indiana-based startups for cash prizes totaling up to $20,000.

  • 1st place: $10,000 in cash
  • 2nd place: $5,000 in cash
  • 3rd place: $2,500 in cash


Tyler Henke Ziptility Crossroads 2019
Main Street Match Crossroads 2019
Geng Wang Civic Champs Crossroads 2019
Qualifi Crossroads 2019


The Schedule

From 8:30 AM to 5 PM, see 20+ startup pitches. Pitches are 10 minutes followed by 10 minutes of judges’ Q&A. The full schedule and order of pitches will be announced closer to the event. Stay tuned!

  • 8:25 AM – Welcoming Remarks with Pat East, Executive Director of The Mill
  • 8:30 AM – PITCHES BEGIN!
  • 5:10 PM – Judging Deliberation
  • 5:30 PM – Announcements & Closing Remarks


Sponsor Crossroads 2020

Interested in supporting Indiana’s startup ecosystem? Help make Crossroads 2020 a success with a sponsorship! Learn more about our sponsorship levels and get your company in front of our audience. Questions? Interested? Contact Pat East, Executive Director of The Dimension Mill.



Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors

Elevate Ventures


Jane Martin



Our Partnership with The Combine

Crossroads top winners and sponsors also get to experience The Combine, an annual Midwest conference on innovation and entrepreneurship in Bloomington, IN. Get the party started April 2nd at Crossroads and keep it going with The Combine April 2-2, 2020! The Crossroads first place winner gets the opportunity to present at The Combine.



About The Combine

The Combine is the Midwest catalyst for creators, builders & doers to discover new business & technology ideas. It’s a non-profit, volunteer-run event that began in 2010 as a project of the Humanetrix Foundation, Inc., a passionate group of entrepreneurial techies looking to connect innovators in the Midwest. The Combine has been a springboard for connecting 1500+ passionate individuals over the last 8 years. At The Combine, you’ll learn & network with nationally-renowned entrepreneurs & innovators. The ultimate goal is to see what can be ‘harvested’ from these groups coming together – new businesses, community initiatives, partnerships.