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On June 9, 2020, Monica Miller, along with nine other entrepreneurs, concluded an intensive seven-week program through startup business accelerator gBETA, with a digital “pitch night” for potential investors. The City’s SEED Fort Wayne nonprofit organization sponsored the program’s five area businesses including Miller.  Monica Miller created the Glasses Gripper out of frustration and necessity […]

If you think owning your own restaurant is an impossible dream, think again. Or better yet, ask Troy Tiernon. Tiernon serves as general manager of CookSpring, a commercial/commissary kitchen at The Summit that rents space at affordable prices to culinary entrepreneurs. “We’re currently supporting thirty members from the community,” said Tiernon.  “At least sixty members […]

Most businesses stem from the same place: an idea. And that’s all it takes to move toward an entrepreneurial venture. It’s easy to get intimidated by the success of others, so it’s important to remember that their success is rooted in the same first step as yours… a light bulb moment where they realized they […]

We often talk about entrepreneurship in stages—that is, what stage of growing your business are you in—Idea? Startup? Existing? Northeast Indiana is rich in resources for each of these stages. But what about the stages, that occur even before those? As our region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem grows stronger, and we become better at supporting our current […]