Northeast Indiana Innovative Business Concept Competition

Registration for the Northeast Indiana Innovative Business Concept Competition has ended for 2009.

The Opportunity for Indiana Business Plan competitions were launched in 2004 through the generous support of Lilly Endowment. Because of the interest in and success of the competitions in the Northeast Indiana region, this program has continued with funding from regional sources.

IPFW, Purdue University, the Lincoln Foundation, the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center and other supporters are pleased to announce the "Northeast Indiana Innovative Business Concept Competition." This program is an outgrowth of the Opportunity for Indiana Business Plan competition, with a broadened appeal to the regional audience. Individuals and teams throughout northeast Indiana will compete for prizes and valuable extras which can be used to fund their new venture. Competition will occur in three separate divisions: high school, university and professional, each with its own prizes awarded. An overall competition winner will be selected from the winners of the three divisions to be submitted to the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly Awards program.

Registration for the 2009 competition has ended.


April 17, 2009
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne – Kettler Hall room G-46


2007 Opportunity for Indiana Winners Announced
November 30, 2007 - Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne
First Prize : LacPro, LLC
Second Prize : Orthopediatrics, LLC
Third Prize : Regenesis Medical
Fourth Prize : Sorba Shock
Fifth Prize : Cell Works

High School entrants also have the opportunity to participate in student entrepreneurship program through the Northease Indiana Innovation Center. For more information about NIIC programs such as Invention 2 Venture and BIZ WIZ, please contact Remound Wright at

Small Business Development Center


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