Entries by Ashli Smith

Recap of the 2023 Entrepreneur Showcase Week

From the Kickoff Celebration and Awards to the Big Idea Pitch Competition and a spectrum of enriching workshops, the 2023 Entrepreneur Showcase Week at the Innovation Connector stands as a testament to the vibrant entrepreneurial spirit in the Muncie community.  The 2023 Entrepreneur Showcase Week kicked off in style with a lively celebration at the […]

Big Idea Pitch 2023 Recap

The Big Idea Pitch Competition returned this year as part of Entrepreneur Showcase Week at the Innovation Connector.  On the evening of November 16, 2023, entrepreneurs and innovators pitched their ideas to a panel of judges. There were two divisions this year: Lifestyle and Technology. Adding to the ambiance of a baseball game, attendees enjoyed […]

Entrepreneur Showcase Week: Kick-Off Celebration and Awards

MUNCIE, Ind.— The 2023 Entrepreneur Showcase Week commenced with a vibrant Kick-Off Celebration held at the Innovation Connector on Monday, November 13, 2023. The event featured notable speakers such as Executive Director and CEO, Ted Baker; Program and Events Coordinator, Natalie Smith; Jeff Parsons, Market President of First Merchants Bank; Morgan Allen from the Indiana […]

Please Join The Innovation Connector During Global Entrepreneurship Week

OCTOBER 27, 2023 By Ted Baker, CEO, Muncie Innovation Connector, Inc.— MUNCIE, IN—Each year in November, the Global Entrepreneurship Network hosts its signature week of events, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW.) This year, GEW is celebrated from November 13 -19, with events and activities occurring worldwide. The theme for 2023 GEW is “Entrepreneurs Thrive Here.”  GEW […]

TechWise Academy Named Region 7 Out-of-School Time STEM Leader

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ryan Hunter Director TechWise Academy ryan@techwiseacademy.com October 24, 2023 TechWise Academy Named Region 7 Out-of-School Time STEM Leader Muncie, Indiana – October 24, 2023 – TechWise Academy powered by the Innovation Connector, is excited to announce that they have been chosen as the Region 7 leader for the 2023-2024 Indiana Afterschool […]

ESW Luncheon Postponed

The Entrepreneur Showcase Celebration Luncheon, scheduled for November 17, 2023, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Ivy Tech Community College Fisher Building, is being postponed. It has come to our attention that Hillcroft Services is hosting its 70th Anniversary Luncheon at the Horizon Convention Center that same day. Hillcroft Services is a legacy organization […]

The Innovation Connector: Starting a Business is Not Easy – But it is Possible!

By Ted Baker, CEO/Executive Director— MUNCIE, IN—The idea of starting a business is not new.  According to an article in Immerse Education 2023’s “A Brief History of Business and the Evolution of Business,”  “Business as we know it can be traced back 3,000 years to India and China, where companies – with structures resembling sole proprietorships, […]

Innovation Connector Announces Acquisition of TechWise Academy, LLC

Innovation Connector 1208 W. White River Blvd. Muncie, IN 47303 tbaker@innovationconnector.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   10/1/2023 Innovation Connector Announces Acquisition of TechWise Academy, LLC Muncie, IN – Innovation Connector, Inc., a full-service entrepreneurial resource center and part of the Ontario Place Certified Technology Park, proudly announces its acquisition of TechWise Academy, LLC, a STEM education […]

Providing Excellent Client Experience

Join us on Thursday, September 7, 2023 for an insightful workshop on providing excellent client experiences. THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE! It is the goal of most businesses to provide excellent customer service. While this sounds great, most businesses do not have a plan to make that happen. And even more concerning is that they have […]

Spotlight – State Collection Service

State Collection Service understands that receivables management in healthcare means more than just account recovery. Your reputation in the community is one of your most valuable assets. Their service reflects directly upon your organization, so they take great care in training their staff to treat your patients with respect and dignity by using a personalized, […]