Commonwealth began impact investing in Indianapolis in 2017. This page features the COhatch expansion across the city as well as summary of our active investments, events and related projects.
Systems Change for Social Impact
Closing the Wealth Gap via Capital
Closing the Wealth Gap via Talent Development
Celebrating Black Talent
In November 2021, the Minority Entrepreneurship Institute held the Indiana Investor Forum. Hosted by High Alpha Venture Studio, the forum convened investors and community leaders focused on closing Indiana’s wealth gap through entrepreneurship and impact investing.
On July 12, 2019 MEI and Commonwealth held a pitch competition in Fort Wayne, showcasing some of Indiana’s brightest minority entrepreneurs. The event featured $195,000 in investment capital and 4 sharks, including Jaylon Smith, Mark Music, Jane DeHaven, and Gary Brackett.
On November 8, 2018, Sagamore Institute hosted the 4th Annual Indiana Conference on Citizenship and inaugural Venture Competition at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.