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gBETA adding Bloomington-Columbus cohort

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BLOOMINGTON and COLUMBUS, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — The accelerator program from Wisconsin-based gener8tor is launching a new cohort in Indiana. gBETA says it will kick off its seven-week Bloomington-Columbus cohort next spring, giving five startups the chance to refine their business models, connect with mentors and prepare to pitch to a group of potential investors.

The program is scheduled to begin in early March and will be open to startups in all industries and verticals. It will culminate with a pitch night in late April where the startups will present their business ideas to a minimum of 25 investors, as well as an audience of entrepreneurs, mentors and community members.

“gBETA’s entry into Columbus and Bloomington presents a tremendous opportunity for area entrepreneurs to accelerate their startups, by opening doors to top-notch expertise and a powerful network of investors,” said Cindy Frey, president of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. “I’ve witnessed, first-hand, how gBETA can transform entrepreneurs with a big idea into leaders of a focused, fast-growing company.”

The program will be led by Geoff Zentz, who previously ran the gBETA Indy, Terre Haute and AgBioScience programs in 2019 and 2020.

Startups interested in participating in the cohort can find more information by clicking here.