may, 2019

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Event Details

The Build Institute is an eight-week basic business education program for idea-state and early-stage business builders.  As a participant, you will complete a strengths assessment and receive connections suited to you, plus one-on-one facilitator meeting time and introductions to startup support organizations.

Groups of 12-16 participants meet weekly for three hours.  The eight-week program provides a total of 24 education and community building hours for new business builders.

*Build institute Fort Wayne Session 3 :  Tuesdays, May 21 – July 9th from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m at The NIIC, 3201 Stellhorn Road  Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Education, resources, and community building are included in the $175 participant investment fee. Upon successful completion of the Build Institute eight-week program, participants will receive this money back as an investment in their business future.  Your program fee includes:

*Curriculum book and facilitation

*Subject matter expert presentation

*Strengths Finder evaluation

*Food and beverage, class-time childcare

This business and project planning class is designed for aspiring and early entrepreneurs.  The curriculum is as follows:

Week 1:  Introduction, Personal Budget & Personal Credit

Week 2:  Legal Structures, Licensing & Tax Issues

Week 3:  Start-up Costs, Overhead, Sales Unit & Break-even Point

Week 4:  Sales, Profit Goals & Cash Flow

Week 5:  Target Markets, Market Research & Mission

Week 6:  Research, Competition, Pricing & Goals

Week 7:  Financing Sources & Loan Processes

Week 8:  Presentation of Business Plans

Classes are led by trained facilitators and cover the basics of starting a business – from establishing an entity to financial literacy, market research to cash flow, loan types to cost-benefit analyses, and more.  During the cohort, subject matter experts (such as lawyers, accountants, bankers, and marketing professionals) will be in classes to help with questions and specific topics.

Seed Fort Wayne is proud to offer the Build Institute Business Planning Education program in multiple locations in our community.  Registration is required through





(Tuesday) 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Northeast Indiana Innovation Center

3201 Stellhorn Road Fort Wayne, IN


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