03.30.16

A Case for ‘Delivering Value’ in a Busy World

By: Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 28% of a knowledge worker’s day is wasted in interruptions and distractions. Other surveys show 1.5-3.0 hours a day of a knowledge worker’s time is spent on private matters. March Madness cost US businesses over $1.7 […]

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03.23.16

3 Ways to Fund Your Venture

By: Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center It’s no secret that starting a business takes money. Even the most straightforward business plan requires some cash, or capital—one of the four pillars of entrepreneurial success. There are, however, ways to start a business with limited resources. Here are three strategies: Reduce your […]

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03.16.16

Tap Into Your Network to Grow as an Entrepreneur

By: Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center Last week I honed in on the importance of talent as a pillar of entrepreneurship. This time, the focus is on connectivity, especially how networking and community-building can come into play. The one truth people seldom acknowledge is that entrepreneurship and personal/professional growth can […]

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03.11.16

Entrepreneurs are Entrepreneurs

By: Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center Special Global Edition—As I conclude my trip in China with my colleague and the Steel Dynamics Distinguished Professor Dr. Max Yen of IPFW and CEO of our Global Alliance on Tech Transfer and Entrepreneurship (GAT2E), I wanted to comment on the two dynamic, smart […]

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03.09.16

A Case for Cultivating Entrepreneurship From a Young Age

By: Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center As I previously blogged, I have concluded there are four pillars for entrepreneurial success, and periodically, I am sharing my thoughts in each of these four areas: capital, talent, placemaking and connectivity. Today, I want to focus on the importance of talent. The worlds […]

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