Discover how you can be a part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem


For Established Businesses

Explore how you can impact the future of our region by supporting our efforts to retain our talented and innovative workforce.

Become a mentor

Are you at a place in time where you want to give back to the next generation of entrepreneurs? Discover how you can get involved.

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If you’re looking to source new regional talent for your company, We are here to help. RISE will work with you to make a connection between your business and the right candidate.

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If you are a private investor, venture capitalist, crowdfunding expert, business lender, or other, non-traditional funding source, we want to know about you!

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College Students

  • Gain access to regional leaders, internship and job opportunities, while expanding your network.
  • Current college students
  • Attending Bethel University, Holy Cross College, University of Notre Dame, IUSB, Ivy Tech Community College, or Saint Mary's College
  • Get the resources and support you need to launch your venture
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High School Students

  • Gain real world experience
  • Open to all St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties high school students
  • Earn four high school credits and six college credits
  • Create your own business and pitch to real investors