Business Services & Resources

Our lineup of partners are ready to help you at whatever stage your business is in. From ideation and prototyping to launch and growth, we're here with you every step of the way.

Thinking of starting a business?
You've come to the right place.

Everyone is at different stages in business. Whether you're a seasoned businessperson or looking to start a new venture, The Pantheon can provide the resources and the help you need to make your business a great one.

Phase 1
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Phase 3
Phase 4
Phase 5
Phase 6
Phase 7

Innovation

Commercialization

Ideation
Ideation Phase

Innovation occurs when a problem or challenge is confronted by a group of people who think about “What’s Possible!"

What the PAntheon PRovides

The Pantheon is the Innovation Hub for Vincennes, Knox County, and the surrounding community. We have an Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Brian Southern, who is a no-cost resource for the community to assist with the Ideation phase.

Validation
Validation

Ideation moves to Validation when the “Possible” can be tested and confirmed as Feasible.

What the PAntheon PRovides

The Pantheon provides multiple resources for validating your idea and supporting you in determining if your business is feasible. In-house Business Advisors, Julie Folz with the ISBDC and Brian Southern EIR will assist with this process. We also host several networking and business workshops year-round to support your growth as a business owner.

Prototyping
Prototyping

Proving that a product can be built, and or a service can be effective occurs during this Prototyping phase.

What the PAntheon PRovides

The Pantheon and its partners in the community provide access to “Makers Space” and various build shops to confirm your product idea can be produced.

Marketing
Marketing

Early in the Innovation process, it is necessary to determine there is a market for the idea, and that you can create branding and differentiation. This means your business can be Viable.

What the PAntheon PRovides

During your work with The Pantheon, business advisors Julie Folz and Brian Southern will assist you in understanding the size of the market and what a reasonable market share looks like which is a great resource that can only exist at The Pantheon. Our co-work network provides access to world-class branding, marketing, and website development companies that can support your new or growing venture.

Development
Development

Full development of a commercial product or service that can be marketed to consumers or businesses. Production of your product and making it scalable at a cost that provides profit margins to support overhead and income for you and your family.

What the PAntheon PRovides

The Pantheon is the business and innovation hub for our community. Connecting your business with resources throughout the state that can support your production needs is a valuable no cost service we provide.

Launch
Launch

Time to sell your product or service. Starting your business, growing your business, and expanding your product or service offering can present challenges. What does it take to start a business with the state and how do I get support for the business areas I am not an expert in?

What the PAntheon PRovides

Details matter. With the vast resources available as a member of The Pantheon, you can be assured that your business will have the skills and capabilities to be successful. Our Business Advisors, co-work members, corporate members, and statewide relationships all provide the support you need to efficiently and effectively “LAUNCH” your business.

Improvement
Improvement

Constant improvement is necessary to provide exceptional service or products to your customers. Achieving operational excellence takes time and continual feedback.

What the PAntheon PRovides

The Pantheon can assist with analysis of your business performance. From our business mentors to our access to resources across the state of Indiana and the region, you can count on The Pantheon to help you maximize market opportunities and profits.

Business Services

These business services are designed to put you in the driver's seat of your business's success. Start here, take charge, and exceed your goals.

Matchbox ✕ Pantheon

Accelerate Indiana Course

This 7 week (in-person or online) cohort course designed to exponentially grow your startup or business is just $25 for members. Topics for business growth acceleration include:

  • Elevator Pitches & Entrepreneural Style
  • Marketing & Value Propositions
  • Go To Market Strategy
  • Sales, Competition, & Models
  • Provides Mentors & Coaches
Mentorships

Entrepreneur-In-Residence & ISBDC

Need someone to walk with you on this business journey? We've got two great mentors that can help with anything from beginning ideation and marketing to scaling, hiring, and exit strategies.

These low-pressure mentorships are set at your pace and on your schedule, just available as needed.

Meet Our Mentors
Workshops, Education, & Networking

Learn the Business

There is always something new to learn in business. We put on some of the best business workshops around to help keep you in the know.

  • Marketing & Branding
  • E-commerce & Websites
  • Business Tax Planning
  • Operations & Human Resources
  • Member Networking Events
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Purdue Foundry's

Firestarter Program

Purdue Foundry's signature Firestarter program is a short introduction to startup ideation designed for first-time founders who have an idea they think could be something. This cohort-based program is for founders looking to start a company in the next 3-9 months.

Apply for Firestarter Program

Business Resources

We've got a lineup of amazing, low cost resources that span the business gambit. Didn't find what you're looking for? Contact us to find more resources.

Purdue Foundry's

Firestarter Program

Purdue Foundry's signature Firestarter program is a short introduction to startup ideation designed for first-time founders who have an idea they think could be something. This cohort-based program is for founders looking to start a company in the next 3-9 months.

Apply for Firestarter Program
Southwest Indiana Small Business Development Center

Free Business Tools

The ISBDC helps Hoosier small businesses at every stage of the entrepreneurial journey with no-cost business advising, training, referrals, and a library of cultivated tools. Their resources include business help, from startup phase to growth, innovation, and transition.

Small Business Administration

Funding, Contracts, & Learning Platform

The Indiana District office of the Small Business Administration is focused on getting Hoosiers the funding, certification, federal contracts, and business programs, as well as connect them to strategic partners for business success. Their online portal is perfect for learning at your own pace.

Elevate Ventures

Financial Capital

Building sustainable entrepreneurship cultures in Indiana with their hybrid approach as part venture capital firm and part entrepreneurial development partner. Startups are supported with resources, guides, programs & investment capital, pitch competitions, education, and more. Over 550 Indiana startups have received funding from Elevate!

Indiana APEX Accelerator

Military & Government Contracts

Set your company apart with competitive proposals for state, local, and federal contracts. INAPEX offers no-cost confidential one-on-one counseling, product and procurement services, as well as bid-matching help. This service is a must for any business wanting to win contracts!

Other Business Resources

Get Connected

This is definitely not an exhaustive list of resources we can connect you with. If you're not finding what you're looking for, we're more than happy to point you in the right direction.

Contact us today to let us know what you're looking for.

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Other Business Resources

Vincennes & Knox County, Indiana

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Pantheon Success Stories

Celebrating Our Successes

Our services work, and we've got the businesses to back it up. Check out some of the stories that prove this is the place to grow a business.
You could be the next story we tell.

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