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Schedule

Thursday

April 7th, 2022

 

6pm-8pm

Elevate Happy Hour

Stop by Crazy Horse to kick off the Combine with drinks and snacks.
214 W Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404

Friday

April 8th, 2022

 

10:00am-10:30am

Registration/Breakfast

The Mill
642 N Madison St, Bloomington, IN 47404

10:30am-11:00am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Hear from Combine 2022 Emcee and CMO at Folia, Torlando Hakes.

11:00am-11:30am

Code: Applying Blockchain

Learn from Sheldon Trotman about how blockchain and smart contract technology present opportunities beyond cryptocurrency for Midwestern businesses.

11:30am-12:00pm

Capital: An Inside Look at Raising

In this tell-all talk, hear how Stagetime, Rigbot and Integrate Schools raised capital amidst a global pandemic.
Presenters include:
Jennie Moser, CEO Stagetime
Kevin Celisca, CEO Integrate Schools
Shatru Thimmappa, COO Rigbot
Cy Mengin (moderator), EIR Elevate Ventures

12:00pm-1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm-2:00pm

Culture: Growing to Exit

A conversation between two local entrepreneurs that helped lead their companies to successful exits.
Presenters Include:
Michelle Cole, Vector Solutions (Envisage)
Brad Wisler, Exclaimer (Periodic)

2:00pm-2:30pm

Creativity: Inspiring Remotely

Seasoned professionals share tips on fostering creativity in remote/hybrid work environments.
Presenters Include:
Kurtis Beavers, Fluent Design System Director at Microsoft
Thomas DeCarlo, Owner/Executive Director at DeCarlo Animation
Maggie, O’Connor, Senior Experience Designer at projekt202 Louisville
Katie Birge (moderator), Associate/Head of Platform at M25

2:30pm-2:45pm

Afternoon break

2:45pm-3:15pm

Community: The Next Cycle

Get the scoop on the challenges, requirements, and opportunities for what’s next in the region including at the Mill, Tech Center, Kiln, Wright Resolve, and Propeller.
Presenters Include:
Adam Quirk, CEO Cardinal Spirits
Jen Pearl, President BEDC
Bryan Rushton, President of the Propeller BOD
Mike Trotzke, Co-Founder SproutBox/Cheddar
Torlando Hakes (moderator), CMO Folia

3:15-4:00pm

Closing Presenter

Learn how to sell your startup from Mark Achler, Managing Director at MATH Venture Partners & Co-author of Exit Right.

4:00pm-4:30pm

Closing Remarks

4:30pm-5:30pm

Happy Hour

5:30pm-8:00pm ET

Dinner Break

8:00pm-9:00pm ET

Startup Showcase

Connect with local founders and demo their startup ideas.
Open to the Public

9:00pm

Drone Light Show

Immersive light experience featuring 75 aerial drones! This 10 minute, fully custom show will feature artwork and animations unique to the region.
Open to the Public

9:20pm

Unofficial After Party at the Upland Woodshop

Upland Woodshop
354 W 11th St, Bloomington, IN 47404

Saturday

April 9th, 2022

 

11:00 AM - 8:30PM

Bloomington Independent Film Festival

The Bishop

Make a weekend of it in Downtown Bloomington with our friends at Bloomington Independent Film Festival!

In its first year, BIFF is set to become an annual event featuring stories from filmmakers from all over the world. Tickets for the event start at $6, or snag an all-access pass for only $25.