Press release: Crossroads Pitch Competition Invites Indiana Startups to Shine

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January 24, 2024

For more information, please contact:

Andy Lehman, Head of Accelerator Programming, The Mill, [email protected], or 812-679-6140

Crossroads Pitch Competition Invites Indiana Startups to Shine 

Applications are open for the Spring 2024 competition

Bloomington, Ind.—The Mill, Bloomington’s nonprofit center for entrepreneurship, has opened applications for the 2024 Crossroads Spring Pitch Competition. Crossroads is calling on Indiana’s brightest stars to showcase their innovative ideas and vie for the coveted $10,000 investment from Flywheel Fund. The competition is now open for applications, and the deadline to apply is February 14.

“We’re on a mission to launch and accelerate startups! Since 2017, Crossroads has been a premier pitch competition, attracting Indiana’s rising talent and helping them chart a course to success,” said Andy Lehman, Head of Accelerator Programming at The Mill. “If you are a tech or tech-enabled startup, be bold and apply!”

Competing at Crossroads means you join an illustrious roster of alumni founders and put yourself in the spotlight for investors, mentors, and talent. Hundreds of Indiana entrepreneurs have taken the opportunity to put their startup on the map and have seen immense benefits. 

“The process gifted me the ability to learn from amazing judges and participants, immerse myself in the thriving entrepreneurship community in Southern Indiana, and share my world of Pocket Methods, LLC with a wide audience,” said Charlie Edmonds, CEO, of Pocket. “With the pre-seed funding from Crossroads, I am now accelerating my goals for development, piloting in schools, and gaining much needed legal access. I am filled with gratitude for this opportunity.”

Crossroads is open to any Indiana-based pre-seed or seed startup with less than $250,000 in Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR). This competition is tailored to support early-stage ventures on their path to success. A panel of experts in entrepreneurship, investment, and business will evaluate and score the contestants based on their innovation, viability, and potential impact. The winner will receive a $10,000 investment from Flywheel Fund. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of Indiana’s premier pitch competition. Submit your application by February 14 to be considered for this exciting opportunity.

For more information and to apply, visit


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