APRIL 20, 2023

FROM 5:00-9:00 PM

AT FOUR WINDS FIELD (501 W South St, South Bend, IN 46601)

Free Registration


RISE FEST is a celebration of statewide entrepreneurs and storytellers, showcasing the achievements of startups from young to old across the state of Indiana. For the second year of RISE FEST, you can expect even more! We are excited to partner with Notre Dame as the IDEA Week main event on Thursday Night!

Register or Purchase a Ticket

RISE MARKET - open from 5pm to 7pm

Get ready to shop and give supportive feedback! Our startups will be open for business. Visit entrepreneurs in the following areas:


Innovation Way: We are open for business! Shop local with new and alumni RISE startups.


Validation Valley: Entrepreneurs will be looking for feedback on their ideas as they are in the final stretches before launching.


The Kidpreneur Zone: Entrepreneurship has no age limit! Celebrate the accomplishments of our youngest entrepreneurs powered by our partners, The Boys and Girls Club of St. Joseph County.



After booths are closed join us for an inspiring evening with the premiere of three original films produced by EM EN and the celebration of our annual award winners.

Want to become a RISE FEST sponsor? 

Please reach out to anna@raisingtheregion.org

Donate Now

Help support our entrepreneurs.

No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.

Thank you to our RISE FEST 2022 Sponsors! 

Execute Level: 


Evolve Level:






Prototype Level:








Ideate Level: 

- All Secure Self Storage

- Daman Products

- Graham Allen Partners

- Grossnickle Eye Center

- Hoosier Investments

- Specialized Staffing

- Startup South Bend Elkhart


Interpret Level:

- Afdent

- Barnes & Thornburg

- Boyd

- Coley Brady Alliance RV

- Cressy & Everett

-Forest River

- Gibson Insurance

- Gulf Stream

- Inspire Me

- Jeff Fratarcangeli

- Leliaert Insurance

- Merrill

- Radiology Inc.

- South Bend Orthapaedics

- Stanz

- Theta Ridge Coffee

- Uptown Kitchen

- Zolman Tire


Discover Level:

- Holiday Coral, Inc.

- Trupay

- Meijer




Four Winds Field

501 W South St, South Bend, IN 46601, USA

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