The StartEdUP Foundation
Empowering Student Innovators & Entrepreneurs
Rethinking Student Achievement
The STARTedUP Foundation empowers student entrepreneurs and innovators with collaborative, immersive experiences, accelerator programs, and the first seed fund for students 14-18.
Our goal is to prepare students to be enterprising contributors in this changing world.
We launched an accelerator program equipping winners of a state-wide pitch competition to take ideas from the whiteboard to the world. Our 2018 beta program is currently being piloted in partnership with Ball State University and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.
We believe in connecting communities and demonstrating the ingenuity of students. These Student Innovation Nights are the perfect way for students to network with professionals, find other driven peers, and exhibit their value to their local entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Student Venture Fund
We began with the vision of empowering student entrepreneurs everywhere. Our fund is used to launch opportunity-hungry student projects by providing funding and resources that will keep them moving, accountable, and smart.
Our mission is to improve enterprising attitudes and inspire students to get their start no matter where it is. That’s why we’re developing bootcamps to teach the fundamentals of marketing, Google AdWords, Salesforce CRM, and more.