Accelerator Program for Women-Owned Startups Opens Registration, Up to 10 Spots Available

For immediate release February 9, 2021, Fort Wayne, Ind.— More than 30 tech companies have accelerated through the Launch Women Business Builder (LWBB) Program since it began January 2018. Woman-owned tech enabled startups can apply for cohort seven, which will begin March 31, 2021. Apply here https://theniic.org/wbc/accelerator/. Michelle Mang, Owner, NUWAYGO, and LWBB alumna said, […]

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Allied Payment Network Extends Giving Program; Increases Goal to Deliver 5,000 Meals by...

Fort Wayne, Ind.–(February 4, 2021)—Ralph Marcuccilli can see—through real-time analysis—the toll the pandemic takes on consumers’ pocketbooks. His company, Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Allied Payment Network (Allied), processes millions of digital payments for community banks and credit unions nationwide. The data these payments generate reveals that a large percentage of Americans are strapped for cash. Last […]

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BioPoly® Announces FDA Clearance of Its Great Toe Implant

For immediate release FORT WAYNE, IN – BioPoly LLC has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted clearance for its BioPoly® Great Toe Implant.  With this FDA clearance, the BioPoly technology is available for the first time in the U.S. BioPoly first received regulatory approval in 2012 for its knee implants in […]


Ongoing SBA and Federal COVID-Relief Resources Continue into 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into 2021, the burden on local businesses is a constant concern. To that end, the federal government and the SBA are continuing to provide financial aid and support to affected business and their employees. SBA’s PPP Program Re-opens A friendly reminder – The U.S. SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has […]

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NIIC’s Breakthrough Program Powers Minority Entreprenuers

Excerpt Program dedicated to aiding students through the journey to business ownership The vision of the American Dream has evolved over the years, the latest definition would include entrepreneurship. Indeed, owning a business is seen as a pathway toward fulfilling that dream. I had the pleasure of speaking with one local entrepreneur, Julie Sanchez, who […]

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REIMAGINE: Survive and Thrive During COVID-19

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