MEET OUR REGIONAL ESOs
From budding entrepreneurs to seasoned business owners, entrepreneurial support organizations (ESOs) provide the foundations and resources that new and growing businesses need. Meet the ESOs that are generating entrepreneurial growth through the development of incubators and accelerator programs right here in the South Bend – Elkhart region.
Mission: We offer 24/7 access because creative and business don’t just happen from 9-5! We are here for the community to connect, collaborate, create, and learn – the bridge to connect people with like-minded individuals in pursuit of the next big thing.
IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame
Mission: Unlock Discoveries. Fuel Genius. Advance the Common Good.
Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), North Central Indiana
Mission: The Indiana SBDC creates a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth, and sustainability of Indiana’s small businesses by providing entrepreneurs expert guidance and a comprehensive network of resources.
Latin American Chamber of Commerce (LACC)
Mission: The Latin American Chamber of Commerce is a liaison organization engaging and promoting the economic and social advancement for the Latin community and businesses. Through collaborative opportunities, and leadership, we will contribute to the growth of a diverse community.
South Bend Entrepreneurship and Adversity Program (SBEAP)
Contact: Michael Morris, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission: The South Bend Entrepreneurship and Adversity Program seeks to help those in the South Bend community facing economic or other hardships to start and grow businesses of their own.
SPARK Business Accelerator, Saint Mary’s College
Contact: Redgina Hill, email@example.com
Mission: To cultivate the entrepreneurial capacity of women with a combination of personal education, business training, and ongoing professional mentoring to sustainably advance beyond socio-economic boundaries and achieve self-sufficiency.