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Purdue High-Tech Horse Slicker Takes Aim at Market

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Combining the power of Purdue University engineers and veterinarians, a technology with “a very clear clinical need” is aiming to take a bite out of the electronic textile industry. Clothes that are embedded with electronic functions to...

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Markd Closes $100M Debut VC Fund for InsurTechs

InsurTech venture capital firm Markd on Thursday (March 24) closed its $100 million debut fund for early- and growth-stage startups “with the potential to propel the digital transformation of the insurance industry,” according to a company press release. Markd founder...

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ProSpeak: Keeping the Right Company

What five people surround you the most? Choose wisely. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with,” says Jim Rohn, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and highly-respected author. Can you list your five people? People coming together creates...

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IIB: The NIIC Hires Program Manager

The Northeast Indiana Innovation Center in Fort Wayne has hired Rhonda Ladig as program manager. She is also owner of Ladig Consulting LLC. Ladig holds a bachelor’s degree from the Indiana Institute of Technology and a master’s degree from Purdue University Fort...

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NIIC Connected Health Lab Relaunches with New Leadership

Renewed Focus with Initiative Partners FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The NIIC announces the relaunch of the Connected Health Lab  (CHL) Program, with new employee Rhonda Ladig leading the initiative as the program manager. The relaunch considers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Prospeak: The Growing Hub of Digital Health

Long before the pandemic, connectivity was evolving. Health-related market clusters – including health care services and delivery, medical devices and insurance – are the bedrock of Indiana’s economy. This underscores the importance of initiatives supporting...

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NIIC Leases 2,100 Square Feet to Pacific Defense

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Pacific Defense pairs up with the NIIC to make Fort Wayne its first home in the Midwest. Pacific Defense, a company that makes electromagnetic spectrum technology solutions for the Department of Defense, will open a new office in Fort Wayne....

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Pacific Defense opens engineering center in Fort Wayne

The following is reposted from Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly An emerging innovator in the defense industry has chosen Fort Wayne for its first Midwest office. Pacific Defense, an electromagnetic spectrum operations tech company, will open its newest location at...

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IIB: Defense Tech Company Expanding to Fort Wayne

The following is reposted from Inside Indiana Business FORT WAYNE, Ind. – A California-based company is expanding to northeast Indiana. Pacific Defense, which develops electromagnetic spectrum operations technology for the U.S. military, says it will open a new...

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7 Questions With Mike Fritsch, President & CEO, The NIIC

As published in Business People Previously the senior entrepreneur-in-residence and director of revenue development, Mike Fritsch has been promoted to president and CEO of the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (NIIC). He brings a wealth of knowledge to the position...

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Open Enrollment Begins for Women’s Tech Business Accelerator

Cohort 8 Begins March 31, 2022 February 21, 2022, Fort Wayne, Ind.— The WEOC Women’s Business Center (WBC) invites early-stage and growth-driven women tech businesses owners to apply for the Launch Women Business Builder Accelerator. Learn more or apply here. The...

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The NIIC Announces Growth to Better Serve Business Owners

Shown left to right: Donna Evans, Anne Marie Labenberg, Rosalina Perez, Jami Thomas February 16, 2021, Fort Wayne, Ind.—Increased access, expanded resources, training, and connectivity are on the horizon for Northeast Indiana entrepreneurs. The NIIC (Northeast Indiana...

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