Projects & Programs

Start Fort Wayne collaborates with business, education, and other community partners to develop and implement projects that impact our region to strengthen entrepreneurship.  Our projects fall under three areas of impact: community, education, and space.

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Community

1 Million Cups - We were the first to bring 1MC to Indiana! These are weekly events for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in Fort Wayne. The coffee is highly encouraged.


Start Up Week - Planning is underway for 2018 for a week-long, collaborative, community event that will focus on entrepreneurs, founders, and start-up culture.


Collision Course - It's just lunch. That's it. We invite 30+ professionals and community members to lunch, on us, at the home of SFW, the Atrium. These collisions create momentum, ideas, and partnerships that wouldn't otherwise happen. 

And, it's free!

To participate, please email [email protected] and put "Collision Course" in the subject header.

 

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Education

LevelUpThis program provides a range of group and individual coaching, workshops, and events to help entrepreneurs prepare for their next level - whatever that may be. 

Something is offered for any entrepreneur - local business to global venture and anything in between. From learning, planning, and launching, to pitching and scaling; the entrepreneur's path is challenging. LevelUp and succeed!


South Bend Code School // FW -  Starting in September 2017, we are partnering with South Bend Code School to open South Bend Code School // Fort Wayne to help students learn the fundamentals of web development & design, software craftsmanship, & entrepreneurship.

SBCS // FW is an app incubator for teens and young adults that grants students experience conceptualizing, designing, and building an application that works towards solving real world problems. 

At the end of the program, all SBCS // FW students present their applications at a major tech company and exit with a portfolio of work. 

 

 

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Space

Atrium - The Atrium is the home of SFW. It is our 5,500 square foot coworking space in downtown Fort Wayne. 

In this space, entrepreneurs and others can work together. The whole idea of coworking is to bring innovative, creative people together and let the ideas collide.

We also host events - some for business, some just for fun. And we have rental spaces available for outside organizations for meetings, conferences, or lunches. Visit the website or contact us to learn more at [email protected] or at 260.969.9393.