The State of Entreprenuership


The State of Entreprenuership

A monthly email highlighting notable events, programs, and announcements regarding entrepreneurship in Indiana. Subscribe here. 

June 30, 2015

Indiana PTAC to Host America’s Largest Seed Fund Network

On Wednesday July 13th, the National SBIR Road Tour will be stopping in Indianapolis. Agency Program Managers from America’s largest seed fund network will be available to meet one-on-one with Indiana entrepreneurs. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs annually provide $2.5 billion in funding to small, advanced technology, firms to spur new technological discoveries and facilitate the commercialization of innovations. Opportunities to meet with SBIR/STTR program managers do not come along often. If you’re an innovator, entrepreneur, researcher, or small technology firm, don’t miss this opportunity. Register today!

Indiana Map of Incubators and Coworks

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation and Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship have teamed up to create an Indiana Incubator and Cowork Map. This map will be updated quarterly and live on the IEDC and ISBDC websites. Help us make this map better. What locations are missing? If you’re in the process of building a cowork or incubator, please let us know as well. We have resources that may help with your endeavor.

Help Lead Next Year’s Entrepreneurship Week

Thanks to you, Indiana’s Inaugural Entrepreneurship Week was a huge success. Thousands of people attended over 50 events across Indiana. Now that we know Indiana is behind supporting an annual week of celebrating entrepreneurship, we are actively seeking supporters to help lead next year’s charge. If you’re interested in volunteering your time and talent to organize the 2016 Indiana Entrepreneurship Week, please email me.

I look forward to sharing the State of Entrepreneurship next month and to continue to assist Indiana entrepreneurs to start stronger, grow faster, and work smarter.


Jacob Schpok
Jacob Schpok
ISBDC State Director
OSBE Executive Director

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