At a press conference today, NIIC (Northeast Indiana Innovation Center) and Electric Works announced a partnership to advance entrepreneurship on Electric Works’ campus. The focus is on entrepreneurial services and community building.
“NIIC’s new mission is to catalyze the community for Entrepreneurship for ALL.™ Our partnership with Electric Works will help to provide increased accessibility to business builders in Northeast Allen County. NIIC will provide wrap-around services and community-building opportunities to support tenants to connect with other innovators and business builders on campus,” said Mike Fritsch, NIIC President and CEO.
“Entrepreneurship for ALL is about creating new opportunities for inclusive economic growth. Regional economies grow faster and more vigorously—not to mention for longer periods—when prosperity is more equally distributed across segments of the population,” said Jeff Kingsbury, Chief Connectivity Officer, Ancora, the lead developer of Electric Works.
As part of this new partnership, NIIC opened a new satellite office in the Carr Workplaces coworking area at Electric Works in Building 19. NIIC business coaches will be on-site, Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., where the entrepreneurial community may benefit from the following:
- High-value, no-charge business coaching,
- Business planning services,
- Quarterly entrepreneur/innovation events, and
- Annual corporate intrapreneur program.
Kingsbury added, “As an innovation district, Electric Works offers high-performance workplaces to serve the sole entrepreneur up to the global world headquarters. Our partnership with the NIIC and its award-winning programs will also give companies at Electric Works unique coaching, entrepreneurship support, and corporate innovation services to help them grow.”
For more information, contact NIIC at niic.net.