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

Please answer the follow questions. This information will better assist us in providing you with the support you need to turn your business idea into a reality or help you move your business to the next stage.

We are currently offering the Build Institute Entrepreneur Education nine-week course both virtually and in-person. The program fee is $175 for virtual and $275 for in-person instruction. Food will be provided for face-to-face sessions only. 

If your business idea is not yet ready for prime time, we recommend taking the Build Institute Ideation Workshop. This one-time 2.5-hour course is led by an experienced instructor who will walk you through a process to determine if your product or service can support a profitable and sustainable business. The fee for this workshop is $35. 

Upon successful completion of this workshop, you may choose to move your elevated idea forward to SEED’s 9-week Build Institute Fort Wayne Entrepreneur Education course mentioned above. Regardless of the program you chose, Build will connect you to a network of resources specially designed for startup companies like yours.

For more information, please visit or contact the Build program administrator at or (260) 422-2304, ext. 221. 

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