03.14.17

Registration Opens for Myths and Realities of the Entrepreneurial Mindset—an Indiana Perspective

Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Donald F. Kuratko (Dr. K), Indiana University Kelley School of Business

March 14, 2017, Fort Wayne, Ind. –

When it comes to the entrepreneurial mindset, can you separate fact from fiction? The public is invited to come hear the perspective of a distinguished, gifted speaker and leading U.S. educator of entrepreneurship and education April 18, 2017 at the Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation. This is part of The NIIC’s Ideas@Work Signature Event. Individual registration is currently open, and spots are limited.

Dr. Donald F. Kuratko (“Dr. K”) serves as the Jack M. Gill Distinguished Chair of Entrepreneurship; Professor of Entrepreneurship; and Executive & Academic Director of Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Bloomington. His address is titled Myths and Realities of the Entrepreneurial Mindset—An Indiana Perspective.

“We are thrilled to welcome such a renowned speaker to our annual event, said Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center. “Dr. K is considered a prominent scholar and national leader in the field of entrepreneurship, authoring over 190 articles and writing numerous textbooks on aspects of entrepreneurship and corporate innovation. His contributions to both the entrepreneurial and academic communities are significant.”

The NIIC’s annual Ideas@Work event celebrates entrepreneurial excellence in Northeast Indiana and the surrounding regions. To that end, The NIIC extends the invitation to innovative colleagues, entrepreneurial partners, and the public to celebrate with them as they recognize entrepreneurs and the organizations that support innovation.

Specifically, the Mirro Student Founder Award will be presented to a worthy individual in The NIIC’s nationally recognized Student Venture Lab. This award was established to recognize an outstanding NIIC Student Lab client who exemplifies three key attributes of our founding board chair – Dr. Mike J. Mirro. The event runs from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m. for check in and networking. Cost is $125 per guest.

Individuals can register for the event via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ideaswork-growing-an-entrepreneurial-mindset-tickets-31721904069?aff=es2

Companies/organizations interested in sponsoring the event may contact Tammy Sipe at (260) 407-1736, or visit http://www.niic.net/ideasatwork. The event serves as a terrific way for teams to have conversations about how entrepreneurship and innovation can play a more prominent role in their organizations.

About The NIIC

The NIIC is a non-profit, community-based entrepreneurial community. We assist business builders and entrepreneurs to launch, expand, or re-invent successful businesses and ventures in Northeast Indiana. Formed in 1999 by a consortium of community and government leaders and organizations in 2013, The NIIC was recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top four under-the-radar incubators in the country. This basically means Entrepreneur magazine, with the help of International Business Incubation Association, picked four U.S. incubators to highlight, and we were one of them. In their words, we “stand out in a state not always perceived as small business friendly.” The NIIC is the country’s only ISO9001: 2008 registered business incubation and acceleration program. For more information visit: www.TheNIIC.org.

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