About

Powered by Elevate Ventures, Kinetic is designed to be the go-to conference in Indiana for entrepreneurs and investors.

This event provides access the knowledge, networks, and opportunities needed for the attendees to accelerate their entrepreneurial ambitions. Attracting nearly 500 guests from across the Midwest, Kinetic features content sessions, first-in-class speakers, curated investor one-on-one meetings, Elevate awards, company pitches and more. 

Join us at Kinetic to be part of fueling the growth of Indiana entrepreneurs, high growth startups and entrepreneurial ecosystems.

We are planning to hold Kinetic 2021 in person, however, the safety and health of our attendees is our top priority. We will continually monitor developments related to COVID-19, as well as local and national guidelines to ensure the health of the public. If needed, we will pivot to a virtual format. Any sponsorship perk changes will be communicated via the Kinetic website, email and social media. 

Schedule

  • August 11, 2021
    Nexus Conference / Kinetic Invite-Only Events
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm - First Floor
    Nexus Conference for Higher Ed and University affiliates
    Explore new and leading ways higher education institutions can engage entrepreneurs as well as share best practices, resources, and entrepreneurial-focused initiatives. Join entrepreneurs, investors, educators, and startup-ecosystem builders for a day-long Elevate Nexus conference! Panel and best practice conversations will cover launching, growing, and supporting startups in the current economy.

    The Nexus Conference will take place on August 11, 2021. If you're interested in attending or learning more, click here.
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Second Floor
    Kinetic Investor One-On-One Meetings
    As an invite-only event, entrepreneurs and founders from Elevate's portfolio companies will get the chance to meet one-on-one with institutional investors from across the nation.
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Investor-Only Happy Hour
    This invite-only happy hour is an opportunity to network with other investors while in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. The happy hour will feature a round-robin introduction for each attending investor, an excellent opportunity to grow a network. The Venture Club of Indiana, 50 South Capital, and Elevate Ventures are co-hosting the event.
    8:00 pm
    Staying Overnight?
    If you are staying overnight for the Kinetic Conference on August 12, we have chosen to stay with the Hyatt Place Indianapolis / Downtown. Interested in securing your hotel room at a discounted rate? Please email Kinetic@ElevateVentures.com to ask for information on our hotel block. Reservations must be made before July 19 for the discounted rate.
  • August 12, 2021
    Kinetic Conference
    8:00 am
    Registration Opens
    Speaker Chris LaMothe Elevate CEO
    8:30 am - Room B
    Welcome
    Chris LaMothe, Elevate Ventures CEO kicks off the day.
    Byron Reese
    8:45 am - Room B
    Keynote Byron Reese
    As technology continues to rapidly change, Indiana has an extraordinary opportunity to make significant strides in our innovative and entrepreneurial efforts. As we look into the next decade, it’s crucial for our state to not only build upon our strengths but to embrace the areas and industries Indiana can truly influence and lead.

    Join us at Kinetic on August 12 where Byron Reese, a successful tech entrepreneur, futurist, and author, will deliver the keynote. Reese’s keynote will challenge the Indiana entrepreneurial ecosystem and encourage us to focus on adopting technology while using it to enhance our abilities and productivity. Reese will discuss past and current advancements that have made a significant global impact and share his insights on the future of technology, empowering attendees to remain focused on innovative ways to give Indiana a competitive edge over other states.
    4:00 pm - Room B
    Fireside Chat with Governor Eric Holcomb
    Join us for a fireside chat with Governor Eric Holcomb to discuss entrepreneurship in Indiana
    Senator Todd Young
    4:30 pm - Room B
    Accelerating Innovation with Senator Todd Young
    United States Senator Todd Young will speak to Kinetic attendees about the cultivation and growth of innovation throughout Indiana.

Our Sponsors

Tickets

  • Portfolio Company

    Our annual portfolio conference Kinetic opens doors for entrepreneurs and investors to access the knowledge, networks, and opportunities they need to accelerate their ambitions. If you are one of our portfolio companies, please email Kinetic@elevateventures.com for a specific discount code.

  • Kinetic Tickets

    Our annual portfolio conference Kinetic opens doors for entrepreneurs and investors to access the knowledge, networks, and opportunities they need to accelerate their ambitions. Be part of fueling the growth of Indiana entrepreneurs, high growth startups and entrepreneurial ecosystems.

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