Pitch Night at Grove Haus

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Grove Haus

1001 Hosbrook St, Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN 46203

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Don’t miss your chance to experience this epic Verge Pitch Night at The Grove Haus. It’s all going down on May 24th, starting at 5:30pm. Read on to learn more about our presenters and judges...

This stellar lineup and exclusive experience wouldn't be possible without our amazing partners...


If you’ve never experienced a Verge pitch, now’s your opportunity to catch 3 of the most exciting companies in the Midwest. Each startup will have just 5 minutes on stage to pitch their startup—no exceptions.


We've got a killer group of presenting entrepreneurs for you this month. Check these high-growth tech companies:

  • Torchlight: a digital marketing company that combines digital experts and software to drive sales.

  • EvaMore: a platform that aims to provide the perfect live music for your next event or party.

  • TynerPond: a tech-enabled farm that raises and distributes grass-fed beef, pork, chicken and lamb using natural farming methods.

Take some time to learn about each of these companies, but don't miss your chance to grab a ticket.


The founders will have 5 minutes of Q&A from our panel of “sharks" after each pitch, when you'll get to learn exactly how investors think and how the entrepreneurs respond on the fly. Our sharks bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives, which is sure to make for interesting questions and discussion...

Shark #1: Kara Kavensky, President of Absolutely Consulting, Inc., co-founder inX3

Kara Kavensky is a professional writer, storyteller, and serial entrepreneur. Her focus is economic development. She contracts with companies and organizations to create impactful and effective storytelling for businesses. Kara is very well-connected and a great resource for tech, capital raises, and marketing. She recently added co-founder of inX3 to her CV.

Shark #2: Joe Albano | Corporate Realist™ at Logika, Co-Founder of The Indy Startup Challenge

Dr. Joe Albano is a founding principle of Logika International, LLC. Since its founding in 2000, Logika has worked with companies ranging from pre-revenue startups to multi-billion dollar multinationals to use the principles of the entrepreneurial process to produce more predictable business outcomes and increase worker engagement. Joe is also a founder of The Indy Startup Challenge, a 10-week boot camp designed to turn business ideas into fully-formed and verified business models.

Shark #3: Michale Cloran | General Partner at DeveloperTown

Michael Cloran is a managing partner at DeveloperTown. He's founded 5 companies, raised over 30 million dollars in venture capital, and translated that experience into helping some of the largest companies in the world move like a startup to build and launch custom software.


As always, there will be plenty of time to connect with our growing community. Here’s the agenda:

  • 5:30 — Doors open: General networking
  • 6:00 — Pitches from 3 fast-growing Midwest companies
  • 7:00 PM — General networking and Open House with The Grove Haus
  • 8:30 PM — Still want to hangout? Stick around and network.


Do you think we'd let you go hungry? No way!

Think we would let you go hungry? We got you. Get your full from our great local partners at Nameless Catering, with their tasty eats! We are going to be sipping some of Indiana's finest local beer courtsey of Upland brewery. If you have not experienced Bottom's Up Technology, now's your chance. It fills from the bottom up!

This is going to be huge! But tickets won't last...RSVP to reserve your spot now.


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