This Week In Entrepreneurship – March 26, 2018
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This Week In Entrepreneurship – March 26, 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 about this week’s “Entrepreneurship Spotlight” on Envirose LLC 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 Jenna Biggins and Envirose LLC. Notes from Around the Region News Resources from our news partner, Input Fort Wayne. Input Fort Wayne (inputfortwayne.com) 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. New Content The Resurgence of Downtown Columbia City Regional Event Highlights   Social & Marketing Breakfast Fort Wayne Location – Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, Cole Auditorium Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Repeats monthly on the last Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise noted. Business Plan Workshop Location – Ivy Tech Fort Wayne North, Keith Busse Lecture Hall, Room TC1225 Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Business Mentoring Fuels Success Location – Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, Cole Auditorium Wednesday, March 28, 2018 – 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM 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, unless otherwise noted. Wednesday, March 28, 2018 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 This week’s presentation – Kristine Logan Photography Can’t make this week’s 1MC event? Follow 1MC on Facebook for a live video. Launching Your Own Business – A Sound and Proven Path Location – Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center, Wednesday, March 28, 2018 – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM SBIR/STTR Program for Early Stage Financing Location – Ventura Room, 1st Source Building Thursday, March 29, 2018 – 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Measuring Your Online Business Success Location – Ivy Tech Coliseum Campus Thursday, March 29, 2018 – 5:30 PM Founders + Coffee Location – Atrium Thursday, April 5, 2018 – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Repeats Monthly on the First Thursday of the...

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This Week In Entrepreneurship – March 19, 2018
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This Week In Entrepreneurship – March 19, 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. Down the River Podcast releases another episode Down the River, a podcast about Fort Wayne entrepreneurs, influencers and motivators, premiered earlier this year. This episode features Mike Fritsch of the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (NIIC). 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 the Linvill Center. New videos from the Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center (WEOC) Check out this new video series on YouTube from the Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center (WEOC). Getting Vulnerable and Going Strong Getting Vulnerable and Going Strong: Jay Johns More information from their website – “The Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center (WEOC), in partnership with The NIIC, serves women entrepreneurs at all stages of their venture paths. From ideation and startup through growth and expansion, WEOC was designed to understand and respond to the unique needs of women entrepreneurs. We do this through business growth coaching, training and entrepreneurial education, connectivity and access to capital. We help you define your unique pathway then provide resources and connectivity for your venture’s success using our proprietary Entrepreneurial Pathway – Assess. Discover. Do.™ If you’re ready to get started, click here to schedule a meeting with a business coach.” Notes from Around the Region News Resources from our news partner, Input Fort Wayne. Input Fort Wayne (inputfortwayne.com) 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. New Content Growing innovative employment opportunities What to expect at TEDxFortWayne Sharing a taste of northeast Indiana The spark that lit Fort Wayne’s craft brewing scene Regional Event Highlights Future Founders Meetup Location – Atrium Tuesday, March 20, 2018 – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Repeats monthly on the third Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise noted....

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This Week In Entrepreneurship – March 12, 2018
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This Week In Entrepreneurship – March 12, 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. Down the River Podcast releases another episode Down the River, a podcast about Fort Wayne entrepreneurs, influencers and motivators, premiered on earlier this month. This episode features Fort Wayne Industrial Revolution.  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 Cara Ley with Epiclassy. Notes from Around the Region News Resources from our news partner, Input Fort Wayne Input Fort Wayne (inputfortwayne.com) 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. New Content A Taste of Hometown Spirit Regional Event Highlights Branding for Small Business Workshop Location – Ivy Tech North, Student Life Center Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Transformational Growth Strategy Planning Session Location – Room SL149, Student Life Building, Ivy Tech North Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – 5:00 PM 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, unless otherwise noted. Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 This week’s presentation – Pitchfest Can’t make this week’s 1MC event? Follow 1MC on Facebook for a live video. Young Entrepreneurs Meetup Location – IPFW Helmke Library Saturday, March 17, 2018 – 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Repeats monthly on the second Saturday of the month, unless otherwise noted. Future Founders Meetup Location – Atrium Tuesday, March 20, 2018 – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Repeats monthly on the third Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise noted. Strengthening Professional Communication Skills: Workshop: Email – Write for Results Location – Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, Cole Auditorium Thursday, March 22, 2018 – 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Get Your Business...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship – March 5, 2018
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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 (inputfortwayne.com) 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. Shared space gives entrepreneurs room to thrive Soda business sweetens downtown Huntington Upcoming Event Highlights 1 Million Cups Fort Wayne Recurs weekly on most Wednesdays (9:00 AM – 10:00 AM) Upcoming presenters: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 – Cara Ley, Epiclassy – At Sweetwater Coders+=Beer 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...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship – February 26, 2018
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This Week in Entrepreneurship – February 26, 2018

  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 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 (inputfortwayne.com) 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. A look inside the culture of Amish entrepreneurs Growing interest in a local food network Upcoming Event Highlights 1 Million Cups Fort Wayne Recurs weekly on most Wednesdays (9:00 AM – 10:00 AM) Upcoming presenters: February 28 – Rich Hoppe, Security Source Plus – At Sweetwater 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 Coders+=Beer 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...

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