The Fortitude Fund was formed to stimulate the growth of entrepreneurial companies in Northeast Indiana. That starts with you.
This is what we are looking for.
Big & Bold
We look for founders or early-stage ventures that have growth potential. Since we want to move the needle on regional economic growth, we prefer founders who have a plan for growth.
Skin in the
Those who are actively engaging their customers (or ideally making sales) or building a product or a prototype. We are much less likely to approve a grant for a founder who is waiting for $1,000 before they start doing anything.
We look for founders who engage with the Fortitude Community. That could be by attending Fortitude events, following and being actively engaged in our social media or online community, and more.