Northeast Indiana Business Owners Invited to Brave Leadership Discussions, Based on Dar...

May 13, 2021, Fort Wayne, Ind.— Are you ready to engage in brave leadership discussions? Women’s Business Center (WBC) EmPWR Program announces a four-week study of Dare to Lead by Brené Brown. The study will be led by Sarah Lance, Program Manager, WBC EmPWR Program, and presented at The NIIC. Participants are welcome to attend […]

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Resiliency Training Available for Indiana Business Owners

Aimed at Increasing Success through Harnessing Failure May 11, 2021, Fort Wayne, Ind.—Entrepreneurship is not easy. It often includes struggling to make payroll, launching products people will buy or chasing that next big idea. Successful business ownership takes resilience. In this spirit, The NIIC created new training for business owners, The Resilient Entrepreneur: Building Success […]

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Partnership Aims to Ease Entrepreneurial Struggle,

LivePlan Now Available for Indiana Small Businesses May 7, 2021, Fort Wayne, Ind.— Entrepreneurs often struggle with the business planning aspects of preparing an investment pitch, the financial statements that accompany them, and walking through crucial elements of their business model. In partnership with Palo Alto Software, The NIIC announces it will provide access to […]


NIIC CEO Leaving, Named Director-Incubation Services, UF Innovate

For Immediate Release April 30, 2021, Fort Wayne, Ind.—Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, The NIIC (www.theniic.org), has announced that he has accepted the position of Director – UF Innovate | Incubation Services for the University of Florida (UF) (https://innovate.research.ufl.edu). The UF Innovate | Incubation Services team leverages the world-class capabilities of the university’s research […]

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Crowdsourced Microloans Advance Small Businesses

Owners Receive Kiva Northeast Indiana Funding April 15, 2021, Fort Wayne, Ind.— With an average of 188 lenders and global syndicates, at an average of $114.62 per funded loan, Northeast Indiana received an infusion of $49,000 in crowdsourced microloans since Kiva Northeast Indiana began nine months ago. This month, Kiva Northeast Indiana hit a milestone […]

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