B-Start is a pre-accelerator program of the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) designed for high-growth startups that want to launch in Bloomington, Indiana.

B-Start participants are at the earliest stage of their business development and are coached through a rigorous process of individualized mentorship and group activities over the course of the program to build a foundation for accelerating the growth of their startups.


Pat East - Hanapin Marketing

Cedric Savarese - Form Assembly

Chris Martoglio - Blue Burro

Brad Wisler - Periodic

Jane Martin - Venture Capitalist

Mike Trotzke - Cheddar

Shaun McDermott - Cornerstone Information Systems

More TBD



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Anne McCombe
Project Assistant, BEDC  amccombe@bloomingtonedc.com


Dana Palazzo
Vice President, BEDC  dpalazzo@bloomingtonedc.com