Did you come here because of my affiliation with Believe In A Dream Inc and my work with young entrepreneurs there?

Or maybe you heard about how I help companies apply innovation techniques to their entrepreneurship or product development processes?

Or maybe you saw that I recently posted a free 6-Step Guide to Conceiving a New Business to help people who are struggling due to COVID-19.

You’re in the right place. I do all of that.

I am NOT that guy who created Psych – he’s another entirely different Steve Franks.

I’m Steve. My personal mission is to help entrepreneurs start and grow, especially young ones and particularly those in and around Northeast Indiana. My double experience in both innovation consulting and entrepreneur coaching means that I can help you blend the two to achieve more!

Over the past two decades I’ve …

  • run an entrepreneur grant fund
  • founded a coworking space
  • worked with a technology incubator
  • run a student venture accelerator and a student entrepreneur meetup
  • founded various regional venture accelerators
  • run an arts entrepreneur accelerator
  • volunteered with (and now work with) a nonprofit that develops student entrepreneurs
  • helped companies invent next generation products.

In other words, I’ve had lots of fun!

I’ve coached and helped hundreds of founders and companies get off to a solid start, and I’ve helped multiple companies invent and develop breakthrough next generation products. I can do the same for you!

Let’s talk. You can find me at: