Women’s business center director launches a new APP–Development process leads to ...

For Immediate Release February 19, 2020, Fort Wayne, Ind. — Leslee Hill is taking a dose of her own medicine. For the past two years, she has coached entrepreneurial women and minorities as director of the Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center (WEOC) at the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (The NIIC). Recently, she launched her own mobile […]

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2020 NIIC Events Offer Practical Insights for Region’s Entrepreneurs

For Immediate Release February 18, 2020, Fort Wayne, Ind. — Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2020, The NIIC (Northeast Indiana Innovation Center) will offer a range of workshops and events to educate, train, and connect the entrepreneurial community. The line-up includes focused insights for the biosciences and tech sectors, female founders, and traditionally disadvantaged small-business […]

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Connected Health Lab Event Suggests Innovative Solutions

Applications in Goal Setting and Accountability Anne Marie Labenberg, MSN, RN, MSM, Founder of RAISE Consulting, and Jack Patton, CEO and Founder of STRE.ME, will lead a discussion titled Connected Health: Applications in Goal Setting and Accountability, which is about the role of innovation in healthcare. The event is on January 16,12:00 to 1:30 p.m., […]


Regional founders see equity investment near $10.5 million

Excerpt “Hard work and patience paid off during 2019 for several northeast Indiana entrepreneurs, both in recognition and funding for their blossoming businesses. Close to $10.5 million in equity investment went to half a dozen companies coming into their own in northeast Indiana. And half of those businesses had received entrepreneurial support organization help from […]

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BioPoly® Oversubscribes $2M Private Equity Offering

FORT WAYNE, IN – BioPoly, LLC announced today that it has fully subscribed its latest round of private equity financing of $2M. The financing round also includes oversubscription funding of $890k. BioPoly has now raised over $20M through its initial grants ($3.27M) and private equity offerings. The funds received from the most recent private offering […]

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