This Week in Entrepreneurship – March 5, 2018

Fort Wayne Soup Winner for March 2018

Rich Hoppe of Fort Wayne Indoor Skatepark won the March 1st Fort Wayne Soup event. Fort Wayne Soup is a community-minded, crowdfunding dinner – read more here.

New entrepreneurship podcast releases another episode

Down the River, a podcast about Fort Wayne entrepreneurs, influencers and motivators, premiered on earlier this month. This episode features one of the owners of Mr. Polymath.

Follow Down the River on the following platforms:

Facebook – @Downtheriverpodcast

Twitter – @DownTheRiverPod

YouTube – Down The River Podcast

iTunes – Down The River

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 Rich Hoppe of Security Source Plus.

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:


Monday, March 5, 2018

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Learning Lunch

Friday, March 9

12:00 PM – 1:00 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

Strengthening Professional Communication Skills: Workshop: Email – Write for Results

Thursday, March 22, 2018

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Social & Marketing Breakfast Fort Wayne

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Business Plan Workshop

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Business Mentoring Fuels Success

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Launching Your Own Business – A Sound and Proven Path

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Founders + Coffee

Thursday, April 5, 2018

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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

Related  This Week In Entrepreneurship - March 26, 2018

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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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