This Week In Entrepreneurship – April 3, 2018

“This Week in Entrepreneurship” is a weekly digest of entrepreneurship and small business activities in northeast Indiana. There is a ton of activity in the area and each week we compile highlights for current and prospective small business owners from a variety of sources.

Read this week’s “Entrepreneurship Spotlight” on Conntempo Boutique in our blog.

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 Kristine Logan Photography.

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Notes from Around the Region

News Resources from our news partner, 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.

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Regional Event Highlights

1 Million Cups Fort Wayne

Network with other entrepreneurs and supporters over coffee from Fort Wayne’s Utopian Coffee on the Sweetwater campus. This event recurs weekly each Wednesday from 9-10 am, unless otherwise noted.

This week’s presentation – TBD – Check their Facebook page for any updates.

Founders + Coffee

Location – Atrium

Thursday, April 5, 2018 – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Repeats Monthly on the First Thursday of the Month

Art Night at Atrium

Location – Atrium

Friday, April 6, 2018 – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The Story Cafe Pop-up

Location – Artlink

Saturday, April 7, 2018 – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Coders +=Beer

Location – Atrium

Monday, April 9, 2018 – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Student Entrepreneurship Trade Show

Location – The City Exchange Shops

Thursday, April 12, 2018 – 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Learning Lunch

Location – Atrium

Friday, April 13, 2018 – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Learning Lunch Seminars take place on the second Friday of every month.

Fort Wayne Engage 2018

Location – Indiana Wesleyan University Fort Wayne Education and Conference Center

Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Young Entrepreneurs Meetup – April 2018

Location – IPFW Helmke Library

Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The NIIC Ideas@work 5th Annual Signature Event

Location – Parkview Mirro Center for Research

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Keynote Speaker – Angie Hicks – “What Does It Mean to be an Entrepreneur?”

Intellectual Property Workshop

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Location – Ivy Tech North Campus, Keith Busse Technology Center

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

National Small Business Week

Sunday, April 29 – Saturday, May 5, 2018

Other events links

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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 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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