If you’ve already been, I don’t really need to tell you this. It’s obvious that The Combine tech conference is one of Bloomington’s biggest magnets to attract entrepreneurs and creatives. Here are five reasons why hundreds will flock to southern Indiana on September 27:

The Combine Conference

The Combine Conference: 5 Reasons You Should Go

1.) Get connected.

You’ll find other innovators from around the country in Bloomington on September 27, 28, and 29. It’s a great way to see old startup friends and make new ones. You just might meet a new customer or even your next business partner.

2.) Get inspired.

The speaker lineup is sick. With folks like Ben Huh from I can Haz Cheezburger, and Leah Jones from Olson PR, you know you’ll get some new inspiration to fuel your business.

3.) Learn something.

Not only are there knowledgeable presenters taking the stage but there are also workshops where you can roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. Experienced professionals will lead sessions on three different tracks: Startup, Growth, and Build a Game.

4.) Grow your business.

On the second night of the conference, Verge Bloomington will open kick off a mega pitch competition with dozens of startups. Enter to pitch and get an opportunity to gain more exposure and win cool prizes (keep an eye out for more details in the next week). Then, showcase your startup with Tech Cocktail, a tradeshow-style mixer for companies who want to show off what they’ve got. Register here >>

5.) Experience Bloomington.

B-town is badass. I may be partial, since I lived there for three years. But it’s an incredible community with a ton of awesome bars, restaurants and venues. And late September is the perfect time of year to experience it all.

There’s really no excuse not to go. While most tech conference tickets start at $400 and up, this non-profit-run conference wants to make sure that any student or entrepreneur on a budget can experience what Bloomington has to offer. Snag your early bird ticket now for only $99>>