INVANTI is a startup generator that recruits entrepreneurial talent and provides them deep insight into the most important problems facing Americans today. They then generate new solutions and business models and ultimately build companies that matter. —


West.SB is a digital magazine and podcast giving voice to life in South Bend, a Rust Belt city on the move. —WESTSB.COM

Tutt & Carroll

Tutt & Carroll is the studio of Jacob Titus and Helen Cramer that works with entrepreneurs, artists, and public servants to create brand identities, digital platforms and stories, physical spaces, and real-life events that build up dynamic communities. —

Hurry Home

Hurry Home is a startup aimed at providing a way for renters to become homeowners. —

Wayfare Recording

Wayfare Recording Company is an audio engineering company run by Jon Keur. For almost 10 years, Jon has been deep in the audio space working alongside up-and-coming podcasters, songwriters, and artists. —

Kathryn Keur

Kathryn Keur is a graphic and web designer, freelancer, coffee-lover, artist, wife, Christ-follower, aspiring chef, and DIY-addict. —


Inspectus builds tools that guide food entrepreneurs and restaurant owners through government regulations at every stage of their business. —

Increment Analytics

Increment is a startup working with manufacturers to apply a metrics driven approach to quantifying their skills gap and take a targeted approach towards training their workforce. —


DialLab is a new company building scalable polling tools for political campaigns.

Rami Mikhail-Sadek

Rami is a co-founder of LangLab, a former furniture factory and electronics warehouse turned home for new local businesses, musical performances, community events, theatrical and dance performances, visual art exhibitions, classes and workshops.

Merriman's Piano

Merriman's is a complete piano service including restoration, tuning and repair.  In addition to the piano service, they are jazz musicians and produce a concert series at Merrimans' Playhouse, a performance venue and recital hall. —

Liberty & 33rd

Liberty & 33rd offers the widest assortment of unique, quality antiques, furniture, and rugs for the fairest prices. Buying second-hand or 74th-hand is a guaranteed way to ensure you’re promoting ecological sustainability. Liberty is based in downtown South Bend and does their furniture restoration work at Vested Interest. —

Rita Koehler

Rita’s work addresses the political hegemony of our culture through the psychological and theological worlds of inquiry. She situates herself as an artist in the debate of what constitutes an intelligible life—one that is speakable, has meaning, and is valued. —

Forsberg Remodeling

Matt Forsberg is using his success in Custom Cabinetry to advance his own venture right here at The Vest. Robert Forsberg is known for painting historical homes in the South Bend area and restoring them to their original glory. —574-250-4618


Lime is a bicycle-sharing company based in San Mateo, California. It operates dockless bicycle-sharing systems in several cities and college campuses across the United States, using a mobile app for reservations. —

Citizens for Community Media

Citizens for Public Community Media creates and distributes public television content through YouTube and WNIT, South Bend's local PBS channel. —

Sew Loved

The Sew Loved Women's Center teaches sewing & quilting classes and provides other support services to under-served and marginalized teen girls & women in the South Bend, Indiana area. —

The Lyte Couture

The Lyte Couture creates unique and edgy festival wear for clients including Katy Perry and Paris Hilton. —

New Industry Dance

New Industry Dance brings Modern Dance to South Bend through public performances, movement research, and open community classes. We believe movement is a means to examine ourselves, each other, and the culture around us. Through embodiment practices, we bring intention and personal experience to the forefront of work that is socially aware and emotionally engaging. —