This Week in Entrepreneurship – 10/24/17

Robert Johnson of Crossroads Kombucha – Entrepreneurship Spotlight Q&A

It started with a creative spark after trying kombucha tea. Robert Johnson has always been creative with a few Amazon best-selling books already under his belt. After trying to shake a soda habit, Johnson found this bubbly drink and decided to start-up something new in northeast Indiana. We caught up with Johnson to ask him all about this beverage and his growing business, Crossroads Kombucha, which is expanding in the coming months into a new space in Fort Wayne. (Read more here)

Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner interested in participating in our popular “Entrepreneurship Spotlight” survey? Visit our Entrepreneurship Spotlight page for more information about how to submit your information. New Q&As will go up weekly at the top of “This Week in Entrepreneurship” as they come in. Click here for a complete listing of past spotlights.

Atrium Celebrates One Year of Coworking

Start Fort Wayne’s Atrium coworking space celebrated its first anniversary on Thursday, October 19. This hub of entrepreneurship also announced $90,000 in support from local organizations and awarded local entrepreneurship coach Steve Franks the first Steve Franks Award for Entrepreneurial Effectiveness.  (Read more here)

Last Week at 1 Million Cups Fort Wayne

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1 Million Cups is an event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in Fort Wayne. The events occur every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. at Sweetwater. Check out their website for information and to learn about more area entrepreneurs.

Last week’s presenter was Thomas Eggleston of M25 Group.

Notes from Around the Region

Upcoming Events

1 Million Cups Fort Wayne

Recurs Weekly on Most Wednesdays

The presenter for Wednesday, October 25 is TBD.

Check back on the 1MC Facebook page to see if there will be a presenter this week.

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

SCORE Chapter 50 Intro to Business Workshop – Angola

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

5:00 PM

SCORE Chapter 50 Lean Canvas/Business Idea Evaluation Workshop – Warsaw

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

3:00 PM

October Women’s Economic Opportunity Center (WEOC) Wind-Down

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Lunch & Workshop: Legal Help for Startups and Business Owners

Thursday, October 26, 2017

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Attorney One-On-One Consultation

Thursday, October 26, 2017

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Business Start-Up 101

Thursday, October 26, 2017

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Social Media & Marketing Breakfast Fort Wayne

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM


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Tim Zink

Author: Tim Zink

Director-at-Large of Communications for Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana. Adviser to current Living Fort Wayne leadership team. Contributor to Living Fort Wayne since April 2014.

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