SOURCE River West (SOURCE RW) officially opened its doors on the Near West side of Indianapolis on May 23rd, 2017, with a launch party.SOURCE RW is an entrepreneurial education and resource center that emerged from the Near West Great Places 2020 Quality of Life Plan. IUPUI serves as fiscal agent for the first two years to ensure a smooth launch and scale-up. SOURCE RW strives to be a hub for entrepreneurs interested in developing businesses in and near the Near West neighborhoods, particularly in the River West Michigan Street corridor.

The launch event welcomed neighbors and partners into the new center, located at 2230 W. Michigan Street, adjacent to the West Side Community Development Corporation offices. During the event Mark Roger, Center Director, welcomed guests and thanked funders: IUPUI, JPMorgan Chase FoundationCentral Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), Local Initiative Support Coalition (LISC), OfficeWorks, and the Interactive Intelligence Foundation. The locally owned Near West restaurant, Super Tortas, catered the event.


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