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The City of Fort Wayne is inviting local entrepreneurs and small business owners to attend two free City sponsored Startup Week events, including Mayor Tom Henry’s Business Services luncheon on October 14 and an Entrepreneurial Operating System workshop on October 16.

Mayor’s Business Services Luncheon: Seating is limited for this luncheon held at Bergstaff Place, 2020 E. Washington Blvd., Monday, October 14 beginning at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon will feature Dr. Ron S. Lewis, co-founder of the Lewis Influence, an organization dedicated to supporting business professionals. Dr. Lewis will present about G.R.I.T., Guts, Resilience, Intensity and Tenacity. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about business incentive programs, such as loans, tax incentives and business planning services.

Gaining Traction through EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) Workshop: Seating is also limited for this workshop scheduled for Wednesday, October 16 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St. Scott Abbott, award-winning author and business consultant, will lead the workshop and introduce participants to EOS. EOS is a free business tool for growing companies and combines timeless business principles with a set of simple, practical and real-world tools to help entrepreneurs grow and manage their business more effectively. The workshop is free and participants will be provided with a workbook to begin implementing EOS strategies immediately. The City of Fort Wayne’s Summit City Entrepreneur and Enterprise District (SEED) is hosting this workshop.

Residents can register for both events online at https://fortwayne.startupweek.co/. Reservations are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The City of Fort Wayne is the title sponsor for Startup Week Fort Wayne, which offers a total of 24 events during the week of October 14. The totally volunteer effort is executed in coordination with Techstars, a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. A group of local entrepreneur support organizations are leading the second annual Startup Week Fort Wayne to provide resources, information, ideas and connections to new and scaling business owners.