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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.

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.

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.

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.

Coding Connector Gives Kids Computer Coding Experience And More

The Innovation Connector has a unique opportunity for young people to learn “the language of the future” — computer coding. "The students learn not only how to code, but also learn how to problem solve," said Brandon Coppernoll.

An Innovation Connector Success Story: Nate Spell

Many business incubators and business start-up support organizations employ on staff an Entrepreneur-in-Residence: someone who has been a business owner and can share their practical insights. At the Innovation Connector, we mixed this up a little. Meet Nate Spell, a 17 year old high school senior and the IC’s Young-Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

An Innovation Connector Success Story: The Rieth Brothers

The Rieth Brothers are two young entrepreneurs passionate about telling great stories through digital media. They operate their business out of the Innovation Connector in Muncie, Indiana, creating videos for local businesses and organizations, and producing films for themselves and other artists.

Coding Connector – Summer Robotics Camp 2017

In the week of July 10-July 14, the Coding Connector held the…

First Ever Robotics Camp Coming To Southside Middle School

By: Ted Baker of the Innovation Connector and Ryan Hunter…

Innovation Connector Partners with the Venture Club of Indiana to Host Regional iNX3 Pitch Competition

June 2, 2017– Muncie, IN – The Innovation Connector of Muncie…

Innovation Connector Hosts Pitches for the Regional iNX3 Pitch Competition

The Innovation Connector is proud to be the sanctioned host of…