Congratulations to The Big Sell ’14 winners and participants! (We have coupons for you.)


The Northwest Indiana tech startup community members who volunteer their time to bring events such as Startup Weekend Northwest Indiana to the community would like to give a big shout out to the participants and winners of Purdue University Calumet’s “The Big Sell” 2014. Our volunteers who were at the event said that, once again, the event was a rousing success.

The Big Sell 2014 Winners

According to Elevate Ventures EiR Kelly Schwedland, the winners for this event included:


  1. Seva Corps (UofM team Ann Arbor MI)
  2. NEXTPotential (Arizona State Team)


  1. Commsense (Purdue team Lafayette, in)
  2. Caydian Dream (Stanford team )

Open Category

  1. Centipede Sawhorse from NM
  2. Honker Doober Schererville, IN

We’re waiting to see the pictures and videos from the event. When we see them, we’ll post them.

What is The Big Sell 2014?

For those who don’t know what The Big Sell is, the short version is that it perhaps the first event in Northwest Indiana to draw national entrepreneurial attention to The Region. Starting in 2011 with minimum exposure and $30k in prices, contestants now fly in from colleges across the country for a chance to share in $120,000 in prizes and receive incredible exposure on their ideas. The event has plans to only grow in the future. Great for Purdue University Calumet. Great for Northwest Indiana.

Startup Weekend Northwest Indiana Spring 2014 Discount Codes for The Big Sell attendees

Those who attended The Big Sell 2014 are eligible for special discounts when they attended Startup Weekend Northwest Indiana’s Spring 2014 event. All you have to do is type in the user code THEBIGSELL on the eventbrite checkout page (or simply click this link!) and you will receive 50% off the purchase price of your order!

Let’s keep the momentum going

For more information, please check out

photo credit: Kyle Telechan –