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Innovation Connector to Host 5th Annual BIG Idea Pitch Competition for Local Entrepreneurs

By: Alexis Dishman— Muncie, Indiana– The Innovation Connector of Muncie, Indiana is hosting the fifth annual BIG Idea Pitch competition for local entrepreneurs and innovators to “pitch” their business, business concepts, product or invention to a panel of judges from the business and investment community.There are many very creative and interesting concepts from people in our region, and this competition will showcase those ideas and offer what it takes to advance them. This event is for individuals in all phases of…


TechWise Academy and Innovation Connector Hosts Tech Summit to Raise Money for Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie STEAM Program

By: Brandon Coppernoll— Muncie, IN—TechWise Academy is partnering with the Innovation Connector to invite the community to participate in a number of computer science activities in a Tech Summit. On Wednesday, July 18, 6-7:30 p.m., parents and children are invited to learn more about command blocks in Minecraft, Roblox development, and try coding LEGO EV3 Mindstorm, WeDo, and Ollie robots. The Tech Summit is to raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie middle school STEAM program. The…


The Innovation Connector: Home To Mark Slusher’s ‘Endpoint Creative’ Business

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—As you know, the Innovation Connector has been the home to many startup businesses and organizations in the Muncie community. Mark Slusher’s company, Endpoint Creative, is one of them. The company specializes in digital video production, visual marketing,  and high-end live video streaming. Slusher was born and raised in Delaware County and attended Delta High School. “I like Delaware County,” he said. “There are a lot of great things happening here.” An avid community volunteer, Slusher…


Innovation Connector to Host Anti-Fraud Workshop for Small Businesses

By: Tammy Allen, The Northeast Indiana Innovation Center— Muncie, IN—Each year United States businesses lose over $1 trillion of revenue due to fraudulent accounting practices and embezzlement. Small business owners are invited to attend an anti-fraud workshop to learn 10 No-Cost Ways to Reduce Financial Fraud Risk. “Financial fraud closes companies, eliminates jobs, and damages the perceived integrity of the U.S. market. If we can prevent one company from experiencing this, our workshop will be a huge success,” said Abigail…


Alexis Dishman Helps People ‘Get Connected’ at The Innovation Connector

By: Tracy Dishman & Mike Rhodes — Muncie, IN—Over the last few months, MuncieJournal.com has featured a series of articles about the Innovation Connector and how it “connects” entrepreneurs, businesses and community organizations with each other. By now, you’ve probably learned that the Innovation Connector is a primary “place of connection” for people needing business development resources. When you walk into the Innovation Connector, your first point of “connection” will often be the smiling face belonging to Alexis Dishman. Alexis…


The Innovation Connector: Part Of An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—In February of 2012, author Victor Hwang published a book titled: The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley. The book relates innovation in business and entrepreneurship to random propagations of life in the rainforest. It also happens to be one of Ted Baker’s favorite books. Ted is the executive director of the Innovation Connector in Muncie. “If you fly over a rainforest, pretty much all you see is the tops of the trees,” said Ted….


Leaders Invited To Free Shafer Leadership Academy Lunch and Learn Series At Innovation Connector

By: Mitch Isaacs, executive director, Shafer Leadership Academy— Muncie, IN—Professionals of all fields are invited to a Leadership Lunch & Learn Series, sponsored by Shafer Leadership Academy, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering people of all ages, backgrounds and interests to achieve their leadership potential. The free sessions, which include a boxed lunch, are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays at Muncie’s Innovation Connector, 1208 W. White River Blvd. Mitch Isaacs, SLA’s executive director, said the lunches are ideal for…


Innovation Connector Offers Business Consulting And Coaching Services

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—Many entrepreneurs, while knowing their product or industry inside and out, are occasionally inexperienced in knowing what it really takes to successfully launch and grow a business. Generally speaking, entrepreneurs are often very passionate about their business idea, but can lack the expertise to market their business, understand and keep financial records, analyze their sales and profitability and make meaningful decisions in order to grow and sustain their business. This is where the Innovation Connector can…


Innovation Connector to Host Indiana’s First Roblox Training Camp On February 17th

By: Ted Baker— Muncie, IN—The Coding Connector, Them LLC, and TechWise Academy have collaborated to create the first ever Roblox Training Camp in Indiana. Learn from one of the top game designers on the Roblox platform as well as the owner of THEM Magazines in an all-day course to be held at the Innovation Connector in Muncie on Saturday, February 17th from 9am – 5pm.  Roblox is the largest social platform for play that allows people to imagine, create, and…


The Innovation Connector: ‘A Place of Connection’

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—When you think of branding your business, what comes to mind? Do you think about how you are perceived by others? How do you want to be perceived by others? What do you really do day-to-day in your business? Answers to these kinds of questions take time and considerable thought. But getting them answered is worth it, as your branding strategy is key to marketing your company and helps you define your on-going marketing tactics. About a…