As Launch Terre Haute approaches its fourth year in our current space, we have a lot to celebrate when it comes to evaluating its success and contribution to the local, regional, and statewide entrepreneurial eco-system.
Locally, we have:
- Had approximately 200 members pass through our space and currently maintain a membership of 50 members.
- Facilitated over 1000 connections
- Filled all our private offices and have a wait list
- Touched 3000+ people over our four years with various programming
- Created a startup conversation and creative vibe
- Assisted 10+ companies to get their start
Regionally we have expanded into Sullivan, driving the Innovate Sullivan initiative, to help them identify their entrepreneur and innovation community. They will be opening an innovation space Spring ’19 in downtown Sullivan, to continue hosting 21st-century experiential learning events and growing the startup culture.
At the State level, Launch Terre Haute has a presence and is active in the innovation, startup and entrepreneurial conversation. We have been featured on Inside Indiana Business three times and collaborate in the statewide coworking network to always be learning and sharing best practices with other communities.
Terre Haute and our region are prime to take the next step towards expanding our innovation and startup activity/facilitation, but we need your help via engagement and financial support. We have a big vision and are confident it will continue building a high energy vibe sparking more activity, and we know that activity breeds activity.
We will continue to do what we do:
- Deliver unique programming
- Provide networking opportunities
- Make intentional connections
- Encourage/inspire our local entrepreneurs to start their businesses here!
We will also be reaching out to regional companies to partner with them and invite them to see all the opportunity our community offers for talent recruitment and pipeline. We will showcase our community and all its assets to encourage engagement in new creative ways.
Consider getting involved to help us achieve our ultimate goal of seeding and growing high potential companies. This initiative is fun, high energy, and fast-paced with a spirit of anything is possible. We will drive this effort but we need your buy-in and engagement to reach its full potential.
If you still aren’t sure what we do or want to learn more, follow our Facebook pageand visit our website to see what’s going on, OR you can always reach out and I’d be happy to meet one on one to answer questions and listen to your ideas. Our space is always open if you want to check it out or work from there. Supporting Launch Terre Haute also provides you another location to host staff meetings, meet with customers and work remotely; it’s nice to have a change of scenery and the conversation is always interesting.
There are several ways in which you can get involved and support Launch Terre Haute. How?
We look forward to seeing you in 2019.