Creativity. Capital. Culture. Code. Community.

Combine Conference | April 4-6, 2019 | Bloomington, Indiana

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Learn, Network, Be Inspired

The Combine has served as a springboard for connecting more than 1,500 passionate and driven individuals over the last 8 years. At the Combine, you’ll learn and network with nationally-renowned entrepreneurs and innovators. The ultimate goal of the event is to see what can be ‘harvested’ from these groups coming together – new businesses, community initiatives, partnerships.

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Conference Schedule

April 4-6, 2019

Thursday, April 4th

IGNITE

  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Kick off the Combine with fast and fun 5 minute presentations from community members.

Friday, April 5th

Workshops

  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Valuation and Cap Tables

    by Zach Rodenbarger
    Monroe Convention Center
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Fundraising

    by Alex Shortle
    Monroe Convention Center
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Tech PR

    by Rock Paper Scissors
    Monroe Convention Center
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    In Defense of Boxes: How Boundaries Drive Ingenious Creativity at Scale

    by Eva Jackson & Muhammad Yasin
    Monroe Convention Center
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    UX Design Patterns & Team Collab

    by Justin Miller & Ann Ames
    Monroe Convention Center
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Intro to Vuforia: Making Augmented Reality Apps

    by The Cybercode Twins
    Monroe Convention Center

Lunch

  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Lunch on us at the convention center.

FRIDAY MAIN STAGE

  • 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    A series of inspirational speakers focused on Creativity, Capital, Culture, Code, Community.

    Monroe Convention Center

STARTUP SHOWCASE

  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Meet local startups, have some fun, and network with speakers and attendees.

    Monroe Convention Center

Saturday, April 6th

MIMOSAS AND DONUTS

  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Enjoy donuts and drinks while hearing from teams participating in the Civic Code and Design Challenge, and the Crossroads Pitch competition.

    Monroe Convention Center

SATURDAY MAIN STAGE

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    A series of inspirational speakers focused on Creativity, Capital, Culture, Code, Community.

    Monroe Convention Center

LUNCH

  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Explore downtown Bloomington lunch spots on your own.

FIELD TRIPS

  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Experience Bloomington's food, drink, music, technology, and companies on one of 5 small-group field trips focused on each of Combine's core themes.

    Multiple Locations

CLOSING PARTY

  • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Meet up with fellow attendees to grab a drink, be entertained and cap off Combine 2019!

    The Wicks Building

Combine Venue

Combine 2019 will be held at the Monroe Convention Center located in the heart of downtown Bloomington. The convention center has a beautiful and modernized design with local art pieces displayed year round. We will have some of the activities held off-site, but majority of the Combine will take place there. The address, as well as some additional background and history on the Monroe Convention Center can be found here.

Our Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors below for supporting the Combine! Join them and be a part of growing the Midwest startup community. Check out our sponsorship packet here, or contact us at sponsors@thecombine.org.