In this week’s episode, I talk with Katie Birge, executive director at Launch Indy, which is located in Union 525. Launch Indy is a coworking space and entrepreneurship center for nonprofits, remote workers, and any small business. As a coworking space, they are there for anyone looking for a downtown, part-term, daytime office solution. In addition to providing office space, they offer recurring meetups as well.
“I think that starting a business is, in some ways, easier than ever because we have good tools. But it’s also harder than ever because you have to have access to those tools.
— Katie Birge
I am excited to talk with Katie about the 12-week social impact accelerator hosted by Launch Indy. This program is for early-stage enterprises that are either a nonprofit or a for-profit entity with a social impact angle. She discusses details of the accelerator, including a mentorship program, in order to pair local business owners and entrepreneurs with appropriate members of the accelerator. Launch Indy is seeking mentors as well as volunteers for the next cohort. To learn more, please go to LaunchIndy.com
Topics in this episode
Goal of the current accelerator
The social business model canvass
Preparing your pitch deck
Details on pitch day at the end of the 12-week program
Future accelerators of Launch Indy
The digital divide
Program to provide laptops to local entrepreneurs