FORT WAYNE, IN - Jason Blume, executive director of Trine innovation 1, is one of eight new members added to the board of Elevate Northeast Indiana.
Elevate Northeast Indiana is a recently renewed partnership between Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures and the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership that promotes entrepreneurship. The partnership said its new board members bring experience in startup commercialization and business development.
Trine innovation 1 connects business, industry and the community with the students, expertise and resources of Trine University.
The three-year partnership includes new funders and a refocus on the core mission of assisting, mentoring and funding high-growth, high-potential northeast Indiana companies.
A five-member executive committee of the board will be formed to vet Community Ideation Fund opportunities.
Throughout the next three years the board will designate up to $500,000 to entrepreneurship initiatives throughout northeast Indiana, including the Eleven Fifty Academy partnership. An event will be held in May to explore the initiative further.
Entrepreneurs looking for assistance in northeast Indiana can visit the Elevate Northeast Indiana website at elevatenei.com.
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