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Bloomington’s business scene on full display 

The Dimension Mill on North Madison Street.

(Holden Abshier, WFIU/WTIU News)

Noon Edition airs on Fridays at noon on WFIU. 

The Mill is once again hosting the Crossroads Pitch Competition. The Crossroads Pitch Competition is an annual competition that promotes some of the best entrepreneurs in Indiana. Winners of the competition receive investments to help further their business ideas.  

The Crossroads competition began in 2017 and has gained many notable sponsors including Indiana University, who hosted last fall’s competition.  

Last fall’s competition winners featured two educational-based apps. One app called Pocket, a platform used to teach students band and orchestra, received $10,000 from the Flywheel Fund, a not-for-profit fund. The other winner, Integrate School, a curriculum building software, received $20,000.   

This year’s competition begins this Friday and applications are due by February 14.   

This week on Noon Edition, we will speak with experts about the Crossroads competition and Bloomington’s entrepreneur scene.  

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Katie Sensabaugh - Director of the Chamber's Foundation & Internal Operations for the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce 

Pat East - Executive Director of The Mill & Managing Partner of the Flywheel Fund

Laurie McRobbie - One of the Judges of this Spring's Crossroads Pitch Competition 

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