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Noted entrepreneur Travis Sheridan to share advice next week at two free Fort Wayne events

August 3rd, 2018

News-Sentinel

People can take part in two free events next week in Fort Wayne featuring nationally recognized entrepreneur Travis Sheridan, president of Venture Cafe Global Institute.

The events are:

  • “Getting into the Game: Driving Success for Minority Business Owners,” 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday at The Summit, 1025 W. Rudisill Blvd.

Sheridan will discuss his successes, challenges he encountered and what is needed to support minority business owners, said a news release from the Electric Works project, which is one of the local organizations bringing Sheridan to town. Free childcare will be available.

  • “Start-up Tune-up: Moving Up Start-ups for a Global World,” 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Start Fort Wayne’s Atrium coworking space, 111 W. Berry St.

During this a question-and-answer session, Sheridan will share insights from his international travel, how innovation can help people and how to leverage a global network to grow start-up businesses and advance a start-up community, the news release said. His Venture Café has seven locations worldwide and plans to open five more locations within the next year.

People are asked to sign up for the events using Eventbrite. Click here for “Getting in the Game” and here for “Start-up Tune-up.”

“At Venture Café, we believe that innovation is for everyone, and that anyone with an idea is an innovator,” Sheridan said the news release. “The problem, particularly for people of color and other marginalized communities, (is) the barrier to success isn’t self-determination, but lack of economic, social and political infrastructure, as well as spaces that foster a grassroots creative economy. Civic leaders and organizations ought to drive inclusive entrepreneurship as a viable road to economic empowerment.”

For more about Venture Café Global Institute and Travis Sheridan, click here.

Sheridan’s visit has been organized by a partnership of local organizations including the Electric Works project, Fort Wayne Black Chamber of Commerce, Greater Fort Wayne Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Own Your Success, Start Fort Wayne, The Summit and Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center, the news release said.