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March 11, 2021

IU Angel Network launches Sports Innovation Initiative

The goal is to connect sports-related startups founded by IU alumni and students with the support and expertise to facilitate bringing their ideas to market.

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Luddy Hall at IU Bloomington

Innovation in the News

IU student, alumni startups find success at pitch competition

Five startups with connections to IU students or alumni received $220,000 in total during the fall 2020 Elevate Nexus Pitch Competition.

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Three smartphones displaying the meditation app

Speaking of Innovation

Meditation app boomed during the pandemic

IU student Sagar Vasnani's app Let's Meditate is a hit, with more than 20,000 daily users.

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Hunter Hawley

Innovation in the News

First student pitch to IU Angel Network receives investment

Hunter Hawley's startup Blueprint Stats is a basketball analytics platform designed to improve performance.

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Supporting innovation

IU Angel Network launches educational membership level

The new membership level allows nonaccredited investors to engage in network activities and participate in pitches.

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Jonathan Barada

Innovation in the News

Jonathan Barada joins IU Ventures as vice president

Barada's responsibilities include strategy development, stakeholder engagement and fundraising coordination for the IU Philanthropic Venture Fund.

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