Build Institute Fort Wayne Business Planning Education

Decatur City Hall


The Build Institute is an eight-week basic business education program for idea-stage 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.

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.

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.