Congratulations on taking your first step to become a business owner!

Please answer the following questions. This information will allow us to provide you with the necessary support to make your business idea a reality or to help you take your business to the next stage.

Build Institute Entrepreneur Education Commitment: Participants will receive a SEED Build Institute binder complete with course materials. Program graduates are required to participate in all follow-up surveys. These surveys provide us with reporting statistics to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, which assists in funding this program. These surveys also allow SEED to provide valuable information on additional resources available to you the business owner.
Successful completion of the Build Institute program includes:

  1.  Completion of the pre-, post-class, and all 3-month follow-up surveys.
  2. Attending a minimum of 7 classes as this course is a total of 27 education hours. 
  3. Completion of the Business pitch presentation at graduation and submission of your business plan.

Commitment from all parties involved: The success of Build Institute participants relies heavily on community building, inclusion, and connection building. As such, interactions with Build Institute/SEED facilitators, participants, guest speakers, and staff will be conducted with respect, understanding, and appreciation. These interactions ensure that everyone involved has the maximum opportunity to build a strong community and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate and that lasting connections are made for future success. For the safety of all parties, interactions between the class and Build Institute alumni will take place virtually or in a public setting.


Visit www.seedfw.org for more information or contact us at AskSEED@CityofFortWayne.org or (260) 422-2304 with questions.


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