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.
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 Action of Northeast Indiana. Known primarily as a social services agency, CANI provide small business loans to startup and existing businesses.
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.
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.