Check out the impact your story is helping to create. 

As a Black business owner in Indianapolis, your voice matters.

Indiana is stepping up and making an active choice to rebuild a more equitable economy.  For this reason we've been reaching out and seeking new ideas and perspectives—from you—on how resources and support could be better designed and integrated into your business.  

With the help of Black business owners like you, last fall we were able to: 

  • Hear from many Indianapolis Black business owner about their stories in starting and running a business.
  • Identify 3 unique Black business owner journeys. 
  • Create a rough business ecosystem platform designed to help you easily connect with key resources, funding, and mentors so you can scale your business.

Here’s a short overview video of what we were able to accomplish together with your help:

We still need your voice! To create a tool that will truly help grow your business, we’d like to invite you to walk through this new Indianapolis Business Ecosystem platform and share your thoughts. 

Currently, a basic prototype of the Business Ecosystem platform has been built, based heavily on the information you shared. If you're interested in getting a “first look,” sign up and join one of the small group feedback sessions below

This initial round of feedback is specifically available for you, as you were one of the business owners who helped set the foundation by sharing your story with us last fall.

When you participate in a feedback session, you'll have the opportunity to shape the future of this business ecosystem platform to best-fit your needs, while also further supporting the Indianapolis Black business community. During the feedback session, you'll get a first-look walk-through with the platform and be invited provide share about your experience and any concerns you may have. 

To sign up, simply select to join either an online or in-person session below. Then find a date and time that works best for you.

We look forward to having you join us in making a difference in the Black business ecosystem!

Get a first-look at the Indianapolis Business Ecosystem Platform!

Ready to join an online feedback session? 
Click on the link below to find times and sign-up for an online session. 

All online sessions will be held via Zoom. You'll receive a link to join when you reserve a spot. 

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the feedback session, please email our research team directly.