This Week in Entrepreneurship – February 5, 2018

In this week’s “Entrepreneurship Spotlight,” we catch up with Proper Pastry’s Anna Roudebush. Proper Pastry is located in Roanoke – just a short drive from southwest Fort Wayne. Roudebush is a classically-trained chef who specializes in all-natural wedding cakes, all occasion cakes, macarons, artisan breads and other handcrafted pastries. Read more in today’s Entrepreneurship Spotlight.

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. Each week there is space available right here to display your tips and advice to other small business owners in the area. Click here for a complete listing of past spotlights.

New entrepreneurship podcast launches

Down the River, a podcast about Fort Wayne entrepreneurs, influencers and motivators, premiered last Thursday. The first episode features Ben Jackson and Paris McFarthing, co-founders of the new Hop River Brewing Company.

Follow Down the River on the following platforms:

Facebook – @Downtheriverpodcast

Twitter – @DownTheRiverPod

Soundcloud – Down the River

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 almost every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. at Sweetwater. Visit their website for more information.

Last week’s presenter was Lisa Mungovan of Mungovan HR Consulting. Go here to view a Facebook video recording of this presentation.

Notes from Around the Region

News Resources from Input Fort Wayne

Input Fort Wayne ( is a news resource that has a “mission is to ignite passion and inspire innovation in northeast Indiana by highlighting bold startups, places, projects, and ideas.” Below are select entrepreneurship and small business-related pieces from Input. New pieces on a variety of topics are being released weekly. Subscribe to their weekly newsletter to have content delivered straight to your inbox.

Upcoming Event Highlights

1 Million Cups Fort Wayne

  • Recurs weekly on most Wednesdays (9:00 AM – 10:00 AM)

Upcoming presenters:

eCom18 – eCommerce and Logistics Conference

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Founders + Coffee

Thursday, February 8, 2018

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM


Learning Lunch

Friday, February 9, 2018

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM



Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn

Monday, February 19, 2018

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM


SCORE Chapter 50 Lean Canvas/Idea Evaluation Workshop

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

5:00 PM

2nd Annual Midwest’s Largest Construction WorldExpo – Commercial & Residential

Wednesday, February 21
11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Thursday, February 22, 2018

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

5 Shortcuts to Small Business Success

Thursday, February 22, 2018

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

How the New Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Impacts Your Small Business

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Launching Your Own Business – A Sound and Proven Path

Related  This Week In Entrepreneurship - March 19, 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

ESB -Encourage Small Business Symposium 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

4:30 PM – 8:00 PM


Thursday, March 5, 2018

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Ideas@work Event Series

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

National Small Business Week

Sunday, April 29 – Saturday, May 5, 2018

Other events links

Submit Your Entrepreneurship Events and Announcements

Do you have an event coming up? Submit your details to our Living Fort Wayne calendar here, which is part of the Current Fort Wayne network of calendars. All other announcements may be directed to


Tim Zink

Author: Tim Zink

Director-at-Large of Living Fort Wayne since July 2017. Contributor to Living Fort Wayne since April 2014. @twzink

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