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Monday, October 14
 

8:30am

What SCORE Can Do For Your Small Business
Limited Capacity seats available

SCORE is a nationwide partner organization of the US Small Business Administration. SCORE offers over 10,000 current and former CEO’s, business owners and senior executives providing free and confidential business advice to startup and ongoing small business owners and entrepreneurs. SCORE offers face-to-face and email mentoring, local workshops and on-line recorded webinars which are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Speakers
BC

Bill Causey

Mentor, SCORE NorthEast Indiana
Mentoring for small business



Monday October 14, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Cinema Center Theater 437 E Berry St # 1, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

10:00am

Legal 101 for Startups
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will cover the essential legal areas that entrepreneurs need to be aware of when starting their business, including determining choice of entity, formation documents, governing documents, tax registrations and much more.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Molitoris

Justin Molitoris

Barrett McNagny LLP



Monday October 14, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Cinema Center Theater 437 E Berry St # 1, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

11:30am

Business Services Showcase and Mayor's Luncheon
Limited Capacity seats available

City of Fort Wayne Mayor Henry is hosting a luncheon with speaker and author, Dr. Ron S. Lewis about G.R.I.T. (Guts, Resilience, Intensity, and Tenacity). Afterward, connect with individuals representing State/City business incentive programs, SBA loans, SEED tax incentives, business planning, Federal contract qualification process (PTAC), Summit City Match, and more. A $5 donation at the door is requested to help fund Startup Week 2020.
11:00 - 11:30am - Registration
11:30 - 1:00pm   - Mayor's Luncheon
1:00 - 2:00pm     - 1:1 connection availability with City resources


Monday October 14, 2019 11:30am - 2:00pm
Bergstaff Place 2020 E Washington Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46803

1:30pm

How to Leverage Goals That Bootstrap Your Idea Into a Thriving Initiative
Limited Capacity seats available

Build a thriving organization through this research-influenced session that highlight common challenges and offers user-friendly solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Patton

Jack Patton

STRE.ME


Monday October 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cinema Center Theater 437 E Berry St # 1, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

3:00pm

Notre Dame's Commercialization Engine Workshop, Steps 1 & 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Have an innovative idea? Not sure how to commercialize it? Attend the two-day, 2-hour, back-to-back workshop. Each workshop builds on the other, though you are welcome to only attend one.

Monday Sessions:

1) Evaluate risks of the idea - Innovations are really an accumulation of risks and entrepreneurs are in the business of identifying, moderating and eliminating risk. This session will highlight the strategies the IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame is taking in risk analysis of early stage innovations/business ideas.

2) Validate problem - One of the biggest reasons companies fail in America today is developing a product or service for which too few customers care or care enough to pay for a product. This session will discuss the importance of and methods to validate the problem your customers have that your company’s product is intended to solve. This is not selling your solution but validating and quantifying customer pain leading to building a product customers will purchase.

Tuesday Sessions:
Building on Monday’s sessions, this workshop addresses:

3) Market testing - A primary risk to any early stage innovation is not understanding market trends and customer interest in your product. Investors are looking for companies in which market traction has been established. The best type of market traction is orders/sales however the second best is market signals that your product meets a customer pain and that customer is willing to pay to purchase the product. This session will review practices of marketing testing.

4) Tech Development (concept to product) - One of the biggest risks facing an early stage company is the innovation/technology itself. Does the technology work and can the company make the product at a cost the customer is willing to pay while still leaving enough room for the entrepreneur to make money? This session will review current practices in technology development - bridging the gap between proof of concept to a functional prototype.

Speakers
MD

Matt Dudevoir

Alumni and Community Risk Assessment Manager, Idea Center of the University of Notre Dame



Monday October 14, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cinema Center Theater 437 E Berry St # 1, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

5:00pm

Opening Ceremonies: How Open Secrets Lead to Innovative Communities & Festival of Startups
Limited Capacity seats available

Startup Week Fort Wayne will kickoff the week with the Opening Ceremonies, which features:

A keynote presentation entitled “How Open Secrets Lead to Innovative Communities” by Steven Reading, global innovation practitioner

  • Keynote is followed by a panel discussion moderated by Crystal Vann Wallstrom, managing director of innovation for Electric Works. Panelists include: Steven Reading; Beth Bechdol, President and CEO of AgriNovus; Jolynn Suko, Chief Innovation Officer for Parkview Health; and James Thompson, Associate Vice President for Innovation at Notre Dame's Idea Center

A spotlight on nine northeast Indiana startups in the first annual Festival of Startups

Food by Hoppy Gnome and a cash bar.

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with food and drink, and the program begins at 6:00 p.m.

The event is free. Seating is limited. Registration required.

About Steven Reading
Steven Reading is a startup founder and global startup community builder. Steven has traveled the world working with entrepreneurs and local leaders to build startup communities based on a culture of open innovation. He has also spent 25 years living the startup culture of Silicon Valley and navigating its booms and its busts, all while founding his own successful company. During his talk, he will share what he’s learned from his international work and why it’s essential for innovation and startup communities to foster a culture of openness, how to develop internal and external networks of collaboration, and what Fort Wayne can do now to take that next step in our journey.

Moderators
avatar for Crystal Vann Wallstrom

Crystal Vann Wallstrom

Managing Director of Innovation, Fort Wayne Electric Works
Crystal Vann Wallstrom is an entrepreneur, eternal optimist, and avid connector. Crystal moved to Fort Wayne in June 2015 after living in San Francisco for 15 years. She has two decades of experience in business operations, entrepreneurship, project management, business and brand... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Beth Bechdol

Beth Bechdol

President and CEO, AgriNovus
Beth excels at building unconventional alliances, connecting people who may not know they need connecting and telling the exciting and inspiring story of the agbiosciences to everyone she meets.Beth has served in leadership roles at Ice Miller LLP, the Indiana State Department of... Read More →
avatar for Dave Sanders

Dave Sanders

Founder & Board Chair, Start Fort Wayne
Start Fort Wayne is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to help build and expand the startup culture in Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana. We run the Atrium coworking facility (https://atriumfw.com) downtown and help build events and programs to keep moving our entrepreneurs... Read More →
avatar for Steven Reading

Steven Reading

Steven is a start-up founder with expertise starting, funding, scaling and selling companies. He has spent the past fifteen years building online communities and developing global startup ecosystems. He currently works as the principal consultant in a firm connecting constituents... Read More →
avatar for James Thompson

James Thompson

AVP for Innovation and the Executive Director of the Commercialization Engine Team, Idea Center of the University of Notre Dame
James has over 17 years’ experience in management, business development, marketing, biotechnology research and quality systems.  Most recently James was the Interim Executive Director of the Technology & Venture Commercialization office (TVC) at the University of Utah.  While... Read More →
avatar for Jolynn Suko

Jolynn Suko

SVP, Chief Innovation Officer, Parkview Health
Jolynn Suko joined Parkview Health in 2015 as the Senior Vice President of Neurosciences Service Line.  In that role, she worked to recruit and develop excellent providers to Northeast Indiana and grow key programs, including the stroke program, which obtained Comprehensive Stroke... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Embassy Theatre 125 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
 
Tuesday, October 15
 

8:00am

Reinventing Yourself and Your Career
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

NOTE: This event is SOLD OUT. If you are interested in attending as a NIIC or WEOC guest, contact Suzie Haga, WEOC Coordinator, shaga@niic.net, by October 8.

Panel Discussion Featuring: 
Jolynn Suko, Senior Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer, Parkview Health.
Jolynn started her career in healthcare wanting to work with the underserved and underprivileged. She spent 14 years in traditional healthcare administration roles at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. She now manages Parkview Mirro Center for Research & Innovation.

Cheri Lantz, President, Global Recruiters of Covington.
Cheri held several roles at retailer Vera Bradley prior to becoming Executive Vice President of Sales. Two years ago, Cheri left Vera Bradley to start her own recruiting business.

Rebecca Fleetwood-Hession, President of Fleetwood Hession Consulting.
Rebecca was once a successful Covey Senior Consultant earning a $20 million club seat designation. She decided to change gears and create her own business as a coach, author, speaker and podcast host.

Our panel will share personal stories of business challenges and successes. If you have thought about starting a business, pivoting roles within your current organization or changing gears completely, this discussion is for you!

Registration and breakfast buffet begin at 8:00 am. Program will begin at 8:15 am

Speakers
avatar for Jolynn Suko

Jolynn Suko

SVP, Chief Innovation Officer, Parkview Health
Jolynn Suko joined Parkview Health in 2015 as the Senior Vice President of Neurosciences Service Line.  In that role, she worked to recruit and develop excellent providers to Northeast Indiana and grow key programs, including the stroke program, which obtained Comprehensive Stroke... Read More →


Tuesday October 15, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
Northeast Indiana Innovation Center 3201 Stellhorn Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815

8:30am

Designing For Customers - Creating Products That Sell
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenter Steve Franks has worked both as an innovation consultant and as an entrepreneur coach. In this workshop, he shows you how to blend techniques from both worlds to plus up your new product success.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Franks

Steve Franks

Program Manager, Fortitude Fund
Innovation and Entrepreneurship enthusiast in and around Fort Wayne, IN



Tuesday October 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Cinema Center Theater 437 E Berry St # 1, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

10:00am

Notre Dame's Commercialization Engine Workshop, Steps 3 & 4
Limited Capacity seats available

Have an innovative idea? Not sure how to commercialize it? Attend the two-day, 2-hour, back-to-back workshop. Each workshop builds on the other, though you are welcome to only attend one.

Monday Sessions:

1) Evaluate risks of the idea - Innovations are really an accumulation of risks and entrepreneurs are in the business of identifying, moderating and eliminating risk. This session will highlight the strategies the IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame is taking in risk analysis of early stage innovations/business ideas.

2) Validate problem - One of the biggest reasons companies fail in America today is developing a product or service for which too few customers care or care enough to pay for a product. This session will discuss the importance of and methods to validate the problem your customers have that your company’s product is intended to solve. This is not selling your solution but validating and quantifying customer pain leading to building a product customers will purchase.

Tuesday Sessions:
Building on Monday’s sessions, this workshop addresses:

3) Market testing - A primary risk to any early stage innovation is not understanding market trends and customer interest in your product. Investors are looking for companies in which market traction has been established. The best type of market traction is orders/sales however the second best is market signals that your product meets a customer pain and that customer is willing to pay to purchase the product. This session will review practices of marketing testing.

4) Tech Development (concept to product) - One of the biggest risks facing an early stage company is the innovation/technology itself. Does the technology work and can the company make the product at a cost the customer is willing to pay while still leaving enough room for the entrepreneur to make money? This session will review current practices in technology development - bridging the gap between proof of concept to a functional prototype.

Speakers
MD

Matt Dudevoir

Alumni and Community Risk Assessment Manager, Idea Center of the University of Notre Dame



Tuesday October 15, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Cinema Center Theater 437 E Berry St # 1, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

12:30pm

Design Thinking Workshop
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A hands-on, activity-based session built around the Design Thinking process where we will use techniques to understand the needs of local startups and answer the question – “How might we use Design Thinking to support a culture of start-up innovation in Fort Wayne?” Learn the five phases of Design Thinking and how a human-centered approach to innovation will strengthen your startup.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Barnes

Jason Barnes

Gensyn Design
avatar for Jennifer Hunter

Jennifer Hunter

Gensyn Design
I love to help groups uncover challenges and implement new solutions, unlocking individual expertise so they can build success as a team. In addition to design thinking, I love to talk about building strong organizational cultures, industry 4.0, leadership, and higher education... Read More →



Tuesday October 15, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm
The Phoenix 1122 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

3:00pm

How to Effectively Build an MVP as a Non-Technical Founder
Limited Capacity seats available

Gives non-technical professionals a process for creating MVPs with flexibility and confidence while searching for the ideal technical co-founder

Speakers
avatar for Jay Johns

Jay Johns

Founder, 3r Interactive, LLC
Technology Advisor, Game Designer, UX Designer, Educator
avatar for Jack Patton

Jack Patton

STRE.ME


Tuesday October 15, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Phoenix 1122 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

5:00pm

Bridging the Gap Between Startup and Success
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Day one of a startup can be exhilarating, overwhelming, and maybe even a little scary. It's the beginning of a long journey toward success as an established corporate member of our community. Join us for cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres, networking, and inspiration as Greater Fort Wayne Inc. and the Fortitude Fund join forces to celebrate the entrepreneurs taking that journey—particularly, the dedicated companies working together in GFW Inc.’s Bridge Program to make the journey more productive.

Speakers
avatar for Renata Robinson

Renata Robinson

Director of Small Business Development, Greater Fort Wayne Inc.
Bridge Program Manager and inclusive entrepreneurship initiatives liaison
avatar for Steve Franks

Steve Franks

Program Manager, Fortitude Fund
Innovation and Entrepreneurship enthusiast in and around Fort Wayne, IN


Tuesday October 15, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm
The Phoenix 1122 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
 
Wednesday, October 16
 

8:30am

Exalt Awards for Women Entrepreneurs
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for the first annual Exalt Awards recognizing three amazing women entrepreneurs from our community.  At our champagne breakfast, we'll honor these women with Lift, Aileron, and Ruby awards for successfully demonstrating social responsibility, work-life blending, and elevating other women. Through the elevation of of these three outstanding award recipients, we hope to shine a light on all women entrepreneurs, and the teams that support them. Learn more at ownyoursuccessfw.com/exalt

Speakers
avatar for Andie Hines-Lagemann

Andie Hines-Lagemann

Founder, Own Your Success



Wednesday October 16, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Cinema Center Theater 437 E Berry St # 1, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

10:00am

Government Sales - Exploring this $1.5 Trillion Market
Limited Capacity seats available

Has your [small] business ever considered selling to the federal government? Or the State of Indiana? Does a new market with the World Largest Buyer interest you? Join Indiana PTAC for this free workshop and learn more.
Topics Include:
· What Does the Government Buy?
· How Does the Government Buy?
· How do I find sales opportunities in these markets?
· How can I get an advantage with Small Business Certifications?

Speakers
avatar for Robert Warner

Robert Warner

Procurement Specialist, Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center



Wednesday October 16, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Cinema Center Theater 437 E Berry St # 1, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

11:30am

Building the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs
Limited Capacity seats available

Workshop using hands-on learning to cultivate entrepreneurship through science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) disciplines.

Speakers
avatar for Que El-Amin

Que El-Amin

Co-Founder, Young Enterprising Society
Que El-Amin is a co-Founder of Young Enterprising Society (YES) based in Milwaukee, WI.  YES has three primary initiatives, The Blueprint, Community Orchards, and a STEAM program. The YES STEAM program has educated thousands of students, exposing them to the latest in technology... Read More →
avatar for Khalif El-Amin 

Khalif El-Amin 

Co-Founder, Young Enterprising Society



Wednesday October 16, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Cinema Center Theater 437 E Berry St # 1, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

1:00pm

Gaining Traction Through EOS®: Are you Running Your Business, or is Your Business Running You?  
Limited Capacity seats available

If you are an owner or leader of an open-minded, growth-oriented, entrepreneurial company - who wants to have your business consistently run better/stronger, and grow faster/smarter - please join us to learn how the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS)®, can help you generate more, with less. By more: we mean more growth, productivity and profits. By less: we mean less stress, expense and uncertainty.

Visit http://www.straticos.com/ for more information about EOS related to this talk!

Speakers
avatar for Scott Abbott

Scott Abbott

Professional EOS® Implementer
Scott has 20+ years of starting, operating, buying and selling successful companies. Today, he works with owners and leadership teams of open-minded, growth-oriented entrepreneurial companies - to help you clarify, simplify and achieve your vision. Moreover, help you minimize stress... Read More →


Wednesday October 16, 2019 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Cinema Center Theater 437 E Berry St # 1, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

5:00pm

Founders Spark: Origins with Barbara Baekgaard of Vera Bradley
Limited Capacity filling up

Founders Spark will be hosting Barbara Baekgaard, the co-founder of Vera Bradley, during the monthly Origins event to discuss how the internationally recognized Vera Bradley became what it is today in an authentic and vulnerable way. Since it is also Breast Cancer Awareness month, we will be raising funds by selling raffle tickets for various Vera Bradley merchandise for the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer!

5-6pm: Startup Week Fort Wayne Cocktail Hour
6-6:30pm: Check In & Networking
6:30-7:30pm: Discussion with Barbara
7:30-7:45pm: Q&A with Barbara
7:45pm-9pm: Door Prizes and Networking

Hope to see you at Origins!

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Robles

Aaron Robles

Founder, Founders Spark
avatar for Barbara Baekgaard

Barbara Baekgaard

Co-Founder, Vera Bradley


Wednesday October 16, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm
The Philmore on Broadway 2441 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN 46807
 
Thursday, October 17
 

8:30am

How to Accelerate Growth by Overcoming the Challenges that Hold Your Small Business Back
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn how to accelerate growth by overcoming the very challenges that hold your business back through manageable, actionable, and measurable work plans.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Patton

Jack Patton

STRE.ME


Thursday October 17, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Cinema Center Theater 437 E Berry St # 1, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

10:00am

Infusing Technology into Minority Businesses
Limited Capacity seats available

YES will take a relatively low tech business, a pickup only pizza parlor, and show low and no cost tech solutions to increase revenue and efficiency inside of the business.  Participants will learn how the cost savings and revenue generation from these simple solutions can be applied to any business.

View the presentation here.

Speakers
avatar for Que El-Amin

Que El-Amin

Co-Founder, Young Enterprising Society
Que El-Amin is a co-Founder of Young Enterprising Society (YES) based in Milwaukee, WI.  YES has three primary initiatives, The Blueprint, Community Orchards, and a STEAM program. The YES STEAM program has educated thousands of students, exposing them to the latest in technology... Read More →
avatar for Khalif El-Amin 

Khalif El-Amin 

Co-Founder, Young Enterprising Society


Thursday October 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Cinema Center Theater 437 E Berry St # 1, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

11:30am

Growth that Elevates Your Business to a new Plateau
Limited Capacity seats available

Ignite, LLC is a Small + Smart™ strategic growth & brand advisory firm. We feature certified brand strategists offering thought leadership and proven proprietary processes.

Businesses and organizations seek Ignite out when they are struggling with these three critical challenges:
1. How to unearth their compelling, competitive, distinction (their corporate brand)
2. How to powerfully position and communicate that distinction
3. How to strategically propel their business from the resolution of the first 2 challenges.

The distinctive work that we do empowers organizations, through brand driven cultures and practices, to become a competitively strong and even dominant businesses. When this occurs, sustain profitable growth is assured.

Our purpose is to enable our clients to become a better and more powerful version of themselves — to take them to a higher, better place — to a new plateau.

Our presentation aims to give entrepreneurs essential insights into how to empower their organizations through their most valuable asset for growth and success — insights they can immediately grab hold of and apply to their businesses.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Gripp

Richard Gripp

President, Ignite LLC
Richard Gripp is the Owner and President of Ignite LLC., a growth strategy and brand development advisory firm. He is driven by a passion, energy and focus to see his clients grow worth and succeed.Richard is a successful corporate executive and entrepreneur with over 40 years of... Read More →



Thursday October 17, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Cinema Center Theater 437 E Berry St # 1, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

2:00pm

IU Ventures: Are you VC Ready?
Limited Capacity seats available

Many companies approach venture firms with grand plans of raising millions of dollars and taking over the world.  Do you really understand what that means though?  The IU Ventures team will explore the conversations you should have with yourself and your cofounders to better understand if raising capital is the right move for you.

Speakers
JW

Jason Whitney

Assoc. VP, IU Ventures
Focused on venture investing, angel investing, and developing a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem.




Thursday October 17, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cinema Center Theater 437 E Berry St # 1, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

3:30pm

Founding an Agbiosciences Startup
Limited Capacity seats available

Ag+Bio+Science – where food, agriculture, science and technology converge. Agbioscience leadership in Indiana requires a robust entrepreneurial and early-stage company ecosystem. Join this conversation between two local agbioscience start-ups and their story on how they are making an impact in the food and agriculture innovation space.

Moderators
AT

Alan Tio

CEO, Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation

Speakers
RB

Richard Barnes, President, Trellis Growing

President, Trellis Growing Systems
SA

Sean Ariens

Regional Business Director, Advanced Agrilytics


Thursday October 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cinema Center Theater 437 E Berry St # 1, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

5:00pm

Propel: Keep Your Business Moving Forward
Limited Capacity filling up

You've made it past the first hurdle and started your own business. Growth has been steady, but slow—you seem to have hit a plateau. It’s time to take your business to the next level, but you find yourself asking: Where do I go from here? How do I keep my business moving forward? OCEAN NEI’s event—PROPEL: Keeping your business moving forward—will help answer these questions and inspire you to take your next step.

We’ll start off the evening hearing from Jay and Niyoki Chapman’s story of how they started & are running their two businesses: Faithfully Fitted Apparel and Faithfully Fitted Automobile Detailing. Then TK Herman will share the lessons he’s learned on company growth throughout his 20+ years at Aptera, Inc. Finally, we’ll end with a special treat: Ask the Coach – a panel of 3 business coaches ready to answer YOUR questions. This panel will feature TK Herman (Aptera, Inc), Brook Steed (Brook Steed Coaching & Consulting), & Theresa Steele (Theresa Steele Business Coaching).

5:00pm – 6:00pm – Eat, Drink, Connect
6:00pm – 6:15pm – Jay & Niyoki Chapman
6:15pm – 6:30pm – TK Herman
6:30pm – 7:00pm – Ask The Coach Panel
7:00pm – 8:00pm – Book Giveaway, Eat, Drink, Connect

OCEAN NEI is a community of entrepreneurs and small business owners in Northeast Indiana. We host monthly networking events providing inspiration, tangible skill, story, and connection. OCEAN NEI also hosts a weekly podcast highlighting local small business owners, live event content, subject matter experts, and other entrepreneurial support organizations.

Speakers
avatar for TK Herman

TK Herman

President | Co-Founder, Aptera, Inc.
TK started is the cofounder and president of Aptera, Inc. Aptera helps companies drive growth, increase revenue, and gain efficiencies by leveraging the best aspects of enterprise-level development and brand engagement. Aptera’s excellence and proven track-record in delivering RIO for its clients has allowed it to grow into a 90+ pe... Read More →
avatar for Jay Chapman

Jay Chapman

Owner, Faithfully Fitted Automobile Detailing
Jay is the owner of Faithfully Fitted Automobile Detailing—a branch of the Faithfully Fitted brand that launched June 2018. Faithfully Fitted Automobile Detailing was built on convenience and satisfaction. They are a mobile operation, coming to clients to ensure that they have a quality and convenient user experience. They have also recen... Read More →
avatar for Niyoki Chapman

Niyoki Chapman

Owner, Faithfully Fitted Apparel
Niyoki is the owner of Faithfully Fitted Apparel—a business she started with her husband Jay in 2011. The Faithfully Fitted mission is to express faith in God by not only internalizing our feelings and appreciation to him but by boldly expressing the affirmations of our faith for the world to see. They provide quality apparel t... Read More →
avatar for Brook  Steed

Brook Steed

Owner, Brook Steed Coaching & Consulting
Brook was first introduced to StrengthsFinder during a team-building exercise at work. He fell in love with what it gives to an individual: a very up-close look at who they truly are…not a label they have self-applied or been tagged with, and it focuses on what they naturally do... Read More →
avatar for Theresa Steele

Theresa Steele

Owner | EOS® Implementer, Theresa Steele Business Coaching
Theresa is an EOS® Implementer with over 20 years of professional experience, consisting of business, engineering and manufacturing. Theresa's experience working with privately-held small businesses, the government and a publicly-held global corporation as well as owning and operating... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
The Phoenix 1122 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
 
Friday, October 18
 

8:30am

Yellow Summit 2019: Art and Creative Tech Summit
Limited Capacity seats available

From product designers to artistic directors, Yellow 2019 attendees will experience keynote presentations and hands-on sessions from thought leaders of the creative industry. Guided technical workshops & classes will enhance attendees' creative capacity, strategy, and design applications.

See the all star lineup of Yellow Speakers here!

Is Yellow for You?

Performance Venues | Arts Organizations | Publication Groups| Architecture Firms | Product and Design Groups | Non-Profits | Entertainment Labels | Marketing Teams | Event Planners

Interactive booth and showcase spaces will provide opportunities for Yellow 2019 attendees to network, directly connect with opportunities to discover and begin creative collaborations.

Regular $60 — Student $20 — 3 Ticket Bundle $150

Register today and use this exclusive Startup Week promo code FWSW and receive 50% off your tickets.

Purchase your ticket here

Speakers
MH

Mike Hollingsworth

Animation Director of BoJack Horseman, Founder of Picture This, Picture This
TK

Taylor K Shaw

CEO, Black Women Animate
KF

Ken Fountain

Animator Supervisor, Baobab
RD

Rob Ducey

Technical Director, Laika


Friday October 18, 2019 8:30am - 5:00pm
Cinema Center Theater 437 E Berry St # 1, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

5:00pm

Startup Week 2019 Wrap Party Extravaganza
Limited Capacity seats available

Join the community for a wrap party at the top of Fort Wayne! Drink, dine, connect, and make plans and connections for the next year.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Sanders

Dave Sanders

Founder & Board Chair, Start Fort Wayne
Start Fort Wayne is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to help build and expand the startup culture in Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana. We run the Atrium coworking facility (https://atriumfw.com) downtown and help build events and programs to keep moving our entrepreneurs... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Empyrean 110 W Berry St #2500, Fort Wayne, IN 46802