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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 […]

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 […]

What is the greatest resource that women entrepreneurs have? Other women entrepreneurs. But this idea poses a problem for women, as several studies reference one of the greatest barriers to women in entrepreneurship as lack of mentors. Some theorize that the reason for this is cyclical. Women seek out women mentors, and with only 23% […]

As an entrepreneur, you’ve got a can-do, do-it-yourself attitude. Maybe even a do-it-yourself-better attitude. And sometimes, that makes it hard to want to enlist the help, guidance or expertise of others. But it can be difficult to do everything yourself. That’s why we’re big fans of workshops. They give you access to experts in a […]

Mark your calendar for this year’s Fort Wayne Startup Week, happening Oct. 14-18 at different locations throughout the city. Startup Week is annual event that seizes and celebrates the entrepreneurial momentum in our community.