Startup Studio is a team of experienced Bloomington and Columbus designers who help startups acquire and engage customers and investors. Startup Studio understands the specific design needs of startups & creates powerful branding and tools. Members of The Mill and the Velocities network receive concierge service and exclusive discounted rates.
When you’re running a startup, design matters—a lot. Your pitch deck. Your website. Your one-pager. All of these have to stand out from the crowd and instantly communicate a clear, confident vision that inspires investors and customers. The designers of Startup Studio make your essential marketing tools look great, sure. More importantly, Startup Studio designers use the expertise of The Mill and Velocities to create designs that speak the right language to investors and customers.
CROSSROADS PITCH COMPETITION
Since its launch in 2017, Crossroads has grown to a state-wide pitch competition with applicants and finalists from literally all four corners of Indiana and every city in between: South Bend, Evansville, Terre Haute, Anderson, Indianapolis, Fishers, West Lafayette, Columbus, and Bloomington, of course.
To find startups, we coordinate with investors like VisionTech and IU Philanthropic Ventures and with the 50+ coworking spaces throughout the state who are members of the Indiana Coworking Passport, among other outreach. Crossroads is free to attend and open to the public. Join us on pitch day—you will be amazed at the incredible ideas and passion bubbling up in our entrepreneurial ecosystem!
Flywheel Fund is a member-managed capital fund based in Bloomington, Indiana. From life sciences and medical devices with an emphasis on software and technology, Flywheel invests in early-stage and high-potential startups.
Flywheel takes a unique approach to increasing local access to startup capital: growing a regional network of experienced investors. Rotating cohorts of investors support rotating cohorts of startups. Each investor cohort contributes a set amount to the fund, meets several times a year to listen to pitches, then votes; each winning pitch receives $25,000 in investment funding—and ongoing mentoring to ensure success.
The result? More startups, and more investors—a flywheel of entrepreneurial energy.