Explore. Connect. Build.

RISE is dedicated to transforming the lives of people through entrepreneurial thought and immersion.

Our goals are to transform people into entrepreneurs of their own lives, positively impact the economy of the South Bend – Elkhart region through talent and workforce retention, and to fuel the local entrepreneurial ecosystem.

We do this through our high school program called Startup Moxie and college/community program called the Applied Entrepreneurship Program. Our students are receive high school credit, dual college credit, a Certificate of Entrepreneurship and college credit for the work they do to start their own businesses in our region. We immerse our students into the community and connect them with mentors, investors and customers. Our students are the future builders of the communities in which we serve.