Embrace the Power of No

By: Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center The word “no” can come with a lot of baggage. Being on the receiving end of a no can be a blow to one’s ego, but saying yes to everything isn’t a good strategy either. It’s only going to make you feel overwhelmed. And […]

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Can Startup Entrepreneurs Learn Something From a GOVERNMENT Program? This One Didn’t Su...

By: Mike Fritsch, Entrepreneur in Residence, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center I just finished a 7-week government program (lucky me) designed for university researchers who are looking for federal grant money to help commercialize their technologies. Before they give them more money, the US Government (aka NSF) wants the researchers to figure out if the technology […]

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12 Mistakes I Made My First Year as an Entrepreneur

The article that accompanies this video can be found here. Everyone makes mistakes, it’s how you learn from them and apply these new teachings to your business that counts.


WEOC Client Finds Success in Inaugural Launch

The Women’s Economic Opportunity Center (WEOC) is proud to announce the launch of WEOC clients, Live On Goods™. Mary, Gretchen, Maria, Helen, and Laura, it’s hard working and talented founders launched their products Tuesday, May 17, 2016. “The reason we started this company is because we could not find an appropriate adult clothing protector for […]

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Taming the Loneliness Monster

By: Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center Entrepreneurship can be an exciting adventure. You get to work on your passion on your terms (sometimes!) However, the same reasons you chose the boss life may also prove to be a source of frustration or even an emotional roller coaster. So what do I […]

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