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The Center - The Heritage Group

6320 Intech Way

Indianapolis, IN 46278

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Join The Heritage Group Accelerator in Welcoming Entrepreneurs from Across the Globe

About this event

The Heritage Group Accelerator is a world-class program that enables the growth of startups in renewable energy, waste and water management, material science, heavy infrastructure, and other hardtech industries with a particular focus on circularity and sustainability. Each year, The Heritage Group Accelerator brings 8 to 10 startups to Indiana to accelerate their growth in an ecosystem that is emerging as a hotbed for startups focused on technologies that will have a significant impact across the globe.

The Heritage Group invites you to join the discussion on how collaboration across the state, region, globe, and industries can deliver outsized impact.

Come welcome The Heritage Group Accelerator's 2022 Cohort of hardtech founders from across the world and stay to help us Pack Away Hunger by packing 15,000 meals for food-insecure Hoosiers.


1:00 PM


1:30 PM


Opening remarks

Nida Ansari, Managing Director, The Heritage Group Accelerator


Kip Frey, Executive Vice President, The Heritage Group

Ginger Rothrock, Senior Director, HG Ventures

Julie Heath, Vice President of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, IEDC

2:30 PM

Panel Discussion - Indiana's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Resources and opportunities across Indiana for hardtech startups.


Mike Kelly, Managing Partner, DeveloperTown

Emily Krueger, President & CEO, 16 Tech Innovation District

Ting Gootee, President & CEO, TechPoint

Andrianna Moehle, Director of Governmental Affairs at the IMA

3:15 PM

Founder's Panel

Challenges and victories of early-stage hardtech startups


Eric Davis, CEO & Founder, Pretred

Haley Keith, CEO & Co-Founder, MITO Materials

Rajan Kumar, CEO & Founder, Ateios Systems

Mark Miller, CEO & Founder, Biosynthetic Technologies

4:00 PM

Networking with a Purpose

Network with professionals across our ecosystem as founders and Ecosystem Partners will work alongside each other to assemble 15,000 meals to help Hoosiers fight food insecurity. Facilitated by Pack Away Hunger.

Register now, space is limited.

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