Our Sponsors

We couldn't do what we do without financial support from the following sponsors.


Indiana Tech is a regional university with a large campus in downtown Fort Wayne. Besides having a board member from Indiana Tech in our organization, Indiana Tech has provided legal and financial help to get Start Fort Wayne organized, and provided a generous grant for the creation of Atrium. We also work with the Center for Creative Collaboration (The C3) at Indiana Tech for broader programs and opportunities for our members and their students.


The mission of the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is to serve as a community leader to improve the quality of life by building permanent endowments, promoting effective grant-making, fostering philanthropy, stimulating community dialogue, and helping donors achieve their charitable goals. We have worked with the Foundation on several projects, including Atrium, Tech Tour 2016, and LevelUp.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities, and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. Knight Foundation was a generous supporter of the Atrium project.


AT&T is a nationwide telecommunications company that knows that the future is in technology. AT&T has been investing in coworking, technology education projects, and competitions across the country, including helping fund Atrium and Rocket Academy technical education program.

Greater Fort Wayne Inc. is the new organization that unifies the Fort Wayne – Allen County Economic Development Alliance and the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, serving as a single point-of-contact for economic growth in Greater Fort Wayne. GFW helped provide funds for the Atrium project and Tech Tour 2016.

Our Providers

Providers give of their time, talents, and treasures to help us do what we do.