As many of you may know, the Innovation Showcase is coming up soon. This event is completely free for startups to apply for, but the winner will walk away with over $100k in funding. We’re extremely excited about this year’s lineup. So excited, in fact, that Verge has announced the first three companies a month early so that they can do an exclusive pitch next week at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! The first three in are: 

Mimir, LLC
The Mimir Platform is a course assistant tool for Computer Science courses; these folks recently won The Boiler, a mini accelerator competition based out of Purdue.

Lessonly, LLC
The Verge community knows Lessonly quite well: Max Yoder’s easy-to-use, affordable training software for growing businesses.

DCODIA is a discreet mobile solution designed to help individuals with dyslexia.  This is a highly technical solution to a problem that persists with millions of school children and adults alike. They actually pitched on the Verge stage during April’s pitch night.

There you have it folks! These startups will be pitching next Thursday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for an extremely exclusive, VIP crowd. Tickets are limited, so get yours nowIf you want to learn more about these startups, keep a close eye on the Verge blog as we will be profiling each company individually over the coming week.