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Field Trip – Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (NIIC)

Date:
Thursday, 1/9/2014 at 11:30 am (NOTE: This is the second Thursday in January)

Location:
Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (NIIC) located at 3201 Stellhorn Rd, Fort Wayne (NOTE: This is a field trip to the NIIC)

Topic:
The latest ‘company startup’ process and news from the Innovation Center

About the Presenter:
Mike Fritsch, the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center will discuss the “Lean Start-up” process used with new companies at the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center to define and validate their business model. He will also let us know about some of the new and exciting companies/technologies being developed at the Innovation Center. After the presentation, there will be a tour of the newer portion of NIIC.

Mike Fritsch became Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center in 2012 to coach start-up companies how to grow. Prior to that, Mike founded ZOOM Information Systems, a Fort Wayne, IN based company to quickly turn great ideas in the Intelligent Transportation Systems market into client “must have” products and services. ZOOM has worked closely with the State of Indiana, DOTs and the City of Fort Wayne as well as other agencies to develop the Automated Real-Time Transportation Infrastructure Information System (ARTIIS). Mike helped grow a small software development firm, Logikos, from 4 engineers to 74 engineers in various roles including president. At Logikos, Mike directed the creation of the vehicle-based software for the OnStar system in contracts with Delphi and Motorola.