College celebrates entrepreneurs this week

The 11th annual National Entrepreneurship Week is Feb. 20 to 24, designed to encourage new entrepreneurs and honor the community’s current entrepreneurs.

This is the first year Ivy Tech Community College Northeast will participate. The College’s goal is threefold:

Pete and Alice Eshelman will share the story of starting their business, Joseph Decuis, discussing the struggles, challenges, and successes. The talk will conclude with a Q&A.
11 a.m. Feb. 21 in CC2348/50 on Coliseum Campus (3800 N. Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne)
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Andrew Smittie is studying Business Administration at Ivy Tech Northeast and plans to graduate in fall 2017. He competed in the 2016 New Venture Competition for his business, Green E-Waste Miracles LLC, a materials recovery company that focuses on environmental waste material no longer accepted by trash collection companies or landfills. He is also in the running to be a New Venture Competition finalist this year. View a video about Smittie and his business from last year’s competition on YouTube. Contact Smittie at or 260-255-0765.

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