For Founders of ideas.

The name “Founders” certainly brings to mind startups and business ventures. But ultimately, we think, this space is for founders of ideas. It’s designed to serve the entrepreneurial and the creative at heart.

We want to build ideas, and build those ideas into businesses in Fort Wayne. If you have an idea, want to work on it, and are looking for like-minded individuals who want to collaborate and make amazing things together, Founders is waiting for you.

At the moment Founders is getting set up and ready for the public, but please do get in touch if you are interested in the vision behind Founders and want to be involved.

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Founders Partners

Ray Angel is a twenty-something startup enthusiast. In addition to being a Founders Partner he is the current CEO at LaunchNow, LLC; formerly the CEO of Startup Weekend, amassed lust entertainment, MOSH mobile, and the former CTO of Quantum OPS, Incorporated and the former Vice President of Product at Panzit. He also serves as a board member for Twelve Cities Project.

Steve Franks’s personal mission is to grow the technology and arts communities in Fort Wayne since, as he would say, they go together. He was previously employed by the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center as Director of Programming.

Ryan Imel is the owner WPCandy, a website focused on the WordPress project. He has spoken on open source topics all over the country and is also the editor of the print magazine The WPCandy Quarterly.

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