This Week in Entrepreneurship – February 26, 2018


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New entrepreneurship podcast releases another episode

Down the River, a podcast about Fort Wayne entrepreneurs, influencers and motivators, premiered on earlier this month. The third episode features Tyler Butcher and Logan Barger of Kekionga Cider Company.

Follow Down the River on the following platforms:

Facebook – @Downtheriverpodcast

Twitter – @DownTheRiverPod

Soundcloud – Down the River

Previously at 1 Million Cups Fort Wayne

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 presentation was from Heather Schoegler of Augustus Advisors.

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:

Social & Marketing Breakfast Fort Wayne – What’s New and What Should We Do?

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

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

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Why Entrepreneurs Need Mentors Workshop

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Launching Your Own Business – A Sound and Proven Path

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

Northeast Indiana Local Food Forum

Monday, March 12, 2018

8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Transformational Growth Strategy Planning Session

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

5:00 PM

Branding for Small Business Workshop

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Young Entrepreneurs Meetup – March 2018

Saturday, March 17, 2018

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Launching Your Own Business – A Sound and Proven Path

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Ideas@work Event Series

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

National Small Business Week

Sunday, April 29 – Saturday, May 5, 2018

Other events links

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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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