The Tech Foundry is working to build the entrepreneurial ecosystem and increase the number of quality young companies in Northwest Indiana and the surrounding region.


The Tech Foundry's accelerator program is fundamentally grounded in the Lean Launchpad methodology. We focus on providing instruction and mentorship throughout the Customer Discovery and Customer Development processes for early stage startups. We hold our teams accountable for the milestones needed to get to seed funding stage.


Selected companies are offered a $15,000 convertible grant (at the first raise for equity), as well as thousands of dollars worth of perks and discounts.

Access to decades of experience through the region’s most successful and innovative entrepreneurs.

Free workspace inside the Tech Foundry facility.

Next program runs Aug 18th-Nov 15th.  Application deadline July 21st
For more information see our  Frequently Asked Questions sections. Or reach out to us directly.


The Meetup Group is made up of active community members who want to see Northwest Indiana area grow and prosper. We believe that for this to happen a culture of entrepreneurship must be fostered. Our mission is to develop a culture of entrepreneurship in Northwest Indiana by connecting people interested in participating in an innovative business community. Our group welcomes all comers whether you're just thinking about starting a business, are a serial entrepreneur, or just want to see what all the hubbub is about. Come out and join us.

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(Valparaiso, IN) Indiana-based venture development firm Elevate Ventures has announced the first six companies that will take part in the NWI Tech Foundry (, a 13-week, mentor-driven accelerator program for 2014.

About -  Elevate Ventures

At Elevate Ventures we are looking for emerging, high-potential business opportunities to provide capital and expert guidance towards becoming successful Indiana companies. We let you leverage a statewide, deep bench of dedicated entrepreneurs and investment experts to vet entrepreneurial opportunities and identify those with high potential and high growth. Looking for assistance for your company connect with us we can help - APPLY TODAY

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