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For Wayne’s WEOC Women’s Business Center receives award

Leslee Hill, WEOC WBC director, center, holds the 2022 SBA Indiana Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award. With her are from left, Stacey Poynter, SBA; Tammy Allen and Jami Thomas, both of The NIIC; Geri Aglipay, SBA; Hill, and Rosalina Perez, Rhonda Ladig, Maddy...

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Small Business Digital Ready—Tools to Help YOU Succeed

Mike Fritsch, NIIC President and CEO said, “This online content is a nice complement to our current offerings for entrepreneurs. Our goal is to help connect 100 or more small business owners to these resources by the end of the year. Are you one of them?”

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An Entrepreneur’s Greatest Need May Not Be What You Think

If you ask people what entrepreneurs need the most to succeed, they will often tell you it’s money. Having the capital to operate and grow a business is important. Yet, I am convinced something else tops the list. It’s something business builders themselves are often unaware they need.

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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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