Northeast Indiana Innovation Center

  • Location: North America, United States, Fort Wayne
  • Timing of Applications: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
  • Focus: Internet, Software, Technology

A community of substance for people of substance.

About the NIIC

Entrepreneurship has a major impact on the health and vitality of a community. In the United States alone, over 90% of new net job creation comes from entrepreneurial startups and emerging companies.

The NIIC has been supporting entrepreneurs in Northeast Indiana for over 16 years. We’ve launched hundreds of products (424 and counting), facilitated millions in funding ($42.3 million in research grants and $41.8 million in capital investment) and helped countless businesses launch and grow.

Strengthening the regional economy is built into our DNA at The NIIC. It’s at the heart of what we do as a nonprofit, community-based entrepreneurial resource center.

We’re one of the country’s top entrepreneurial resources. Our facility in Fort Wayne stands as one of the only ISO 9001:2008 registered business incubation and acceleration programs in the U.S.

We serve businesses at every stage, from aspiring entrepreneurs, startups and growing businesses, to high-performance companies and progressive nonprofit organizations ready to scale. Our goal is to give your venture a competitive edge and help it thrive.

The NIIC’s mission is To help business builders and entrepreneurs launch and grow successful businesses and ventures. Our vision is to be known as a top entrepreneurial community of choice.