If you are starting or operating a venture here in Fort Wayne, Indiana, here are some useful links.
Fort Wayne Resources for Entrepreneurs
1 Million Cups Fort Wayne. Once a week on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. entrepreneurs meet and learn from one another over coffee.
Askew Intellectual Property, LLC. Patent Attorney Gerald Askew can help you protect all forms of IP.
Brightpoint. Brightpoint provide small business loans to startup and existing businesses.
Center for Creative Collaboration. The C3 marshals the resources of Indiana Tech to help entrepreneurs throughout the community (not just students).
City of Fort Wayne Permits, Licenses, and Taxes. The City of Fort Wayne has published a guideline to the State, County, and City requirements for starting a business.
Community Development Corporation of Northeast Indiana. The CDC is a City of Fort Wayne non profit that administers a variety of business loan programs.
Elevate Ventures. Elevate Ventures provides investment capital and related services to high potential Indiana companies.
Fort Wayne Enterprise Center. The Enterprise Center is a mixed use business incubator that provides manufacturing, research and development, and office space plus related services.
Fort Wayne Social Media Breakfast. A monthly meetup of all things related to social media. Feed your belly and feed your mind at 7:30 a.m. on the last Tuesday.
Main Street Venture Fund. Main Street provides capital to companies in consumer, healthcare, and technology markets.
Northeast Indiana Innovation Center. NIIC is a technology business incubator that provides office space, capital, and services for technology ventures at its campus adjacent to IPFW.
Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center. The SBDC provides a set of free resources to help Northeast Indiana businesses. They offer a combination of workshops and one on one services to help businesses start and grow.
Regional Angel Investment Network. Fort Wayne based RAIN fills the gap between friends and family money and venture capital, primarily for companies in the Midwest.
Start Fort Wayne. A community hub for entrepreneurs and tech in Fort Wayne and the region. I’ll call them the unofficial torchbearer for entrepreneurs in the community.
VisionTech Partners. An angel investment group that focuses on early stage and early growth technology-based companies in health care, information technology, agriculture, and manufacturing located in Indiana and the Midwest.