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Meet Peggy Cenova, Regional Director Of The ECI Small Business Development Center

If you’ve been involved in the “entrepreneurial ecosystem” around Muncie and East Central Indiana, then you’ve probably had the opportunity to hear or meet Peggy Cenova, regional director of the East Central Indiana Small Business Development Center (ECI-SBDC). Because she’s seemingly everywhere!

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

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.

Anti-Fraud Workshop for Small Businesses 10 No-Cost Ways to Reduce Financial Fraud Risk

Anti-Fraud Workshop for Small Businesses 10 No-Cost Ways to…
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Alexis Dishman Helps People ‘Get Connected’ At The Innovation Connector

Alexis Dishman is one of the Innovation Connector’s “key connectors.” She's not just the smiling face that greets you when you walk in the door; she helps make connections for clients, stakeholders, and partners.

The Innovation Connector: Part Of An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

“If you fly over a rainforest, pretty much all you see is the tops of the trees,” said Ted Baker, executive director. “But, what is really happening down there? There’s an entire ecosystem under those trees. When you come to the Innovation Connector, we can help you by connecting you to a component of our "ecosystem" you may need."
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Innovation Connector Offers Business Consulting And Coaching Services

Yes, the Innovation Connector offers modern, well-equipped office space to entrepreneurs and startups. But in addition to space, the Innovation Connector offers a unique array of business consulting services to help your business succeed and grow.

Innovation Connector To Host Indiana’s First Roblox Training Camp

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.
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The Innovation Connector: ‘A Place Of Connection’

About a year ago, Ted Baker, executive director of the Innovation Connector, decided to take a hard look at the Innovation Connector’s branding—and perhaps refresh it. Ted sat down with Richard Crist, CEO of Whitinger  Strategic Services, and together they worked on answering similar questions about the Innovation Connector.

Innovation Connector Helps Ashley and Bob Runkle Launch New Business: “Kiddo Keepsakes”

“Entertaining tiny humans and trying to get dinner made can sometimes feel like a noteworthy feat. Sometimes you need a new idea. Sometimes toys just lose their appeal and you have to get creative," said Ashley Runkle. Ashley and her husband, Bob, pitched the idea for Kiddo Keepsakes, a children's activity set, at the Innovation Connector's BIG Idea Pitch.
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Innovation Connector Brings 1 Million Cups To Muncie

In the spirit of ”getting connected”, the Innovation Connector is bringing a new initiative to Muncie to do just that. It’s called “1 Million Cups.” 1 Million Cups is a nationwide program created and funded by The Kauffman Foundation, designed to educate, engage and accelerate the growth and implementation of entrepreneurial ideas.
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Innovation Connector: Home And Resource Partner To Shafer Leadership Academy

A professional and beautiful building, and amenities such as plenty of free parking and back-office staff support,  adds to the credibility and professionalism of an organization. Align these attributes with matching values and missions and you find a resource partner that calls the Innovation Connector their home—The Shafer Leadership Academy.
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The Traveler - Resources & Professional Services in Technology

The Innovation Connector team believes connection drives innovation. So when Executive Director Ted Baker was introduced to Kyle Parker and Mark Caravello and learned of their mobile app The Traveler, he knew there were resources available that could help their business succeed.