The STARTedUP Foundation
Opportunities are Everywhere

The StartEdUP Foundation

Empowering Student Innovators & Entrepreneurs


Fueling the Future

The STARTedUP Foundation is the culmination of many years dedicated to building a brighter future.

Founded by Don Wettrick, a national leader in education and innovation, this movement is comprised of a collection of passionate entrepreneurs, influencers and artistic powerhouses.

This network and its mission of empowering student entrepreneurship has culminated in The STARTedUP Foundation.


Innovate Within: Entrepreneurship Accelerator

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.

Student Innovation nights

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.

Self-Starter/Freelancer Bootcamps

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.