Our mission is to inspire, educate, and empower the future makers and leaders of America.

We can’t do it alone!

We are looking for industry partners to help shape the curriculum as well as provide internships, mentorships and so much more!

From Delta Faucet, Regions Bank, Stanley Security and more, private industry partners serve as our guides. They partner with our teachers to design projects and curriculum that will prepare students for success. They also mentor and support our students, teaching them about career opportunities available in the Indianapolis market, opening their workplaces for student tours and internships, helping students complete their projects, and providing feedback on student work.


Provide GUIDANCE on industry-based curriculum
Create CAREER PATHS within your industry
Lead an engaging TOUR of your facility for our students
Provide work-based and mentorship LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES


Opportunity to build a PIPELINE of local STEAM talent
Give back to the COMMUNITY by empowering its youth and talent
Build employee ENGAGEMENT
EXPOSURE through marketing and advertising

Become An Industry Partner

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Invest In A Brighter Future

Maker industries are experiencing unprecedented labor shortages which are driving up costs, delaying jobs, and causing manufacturer slowdowns. Hub and Spoke Institute, our 501c3 nonprofit, is currently seeking funding as an investment in the long-term end product — an inspired and strategically trained workforce that will elevate the industry.



With a rich history dating back to the early 19th century, Fishers has grown rapidly in recent decades, with a population currently estimated at nearly 100,000 people.

The city has received high rankings in numerous “quality of life” surveys, including:

  • Top 100 Best Places to Live in America (#1 Ranking) – Money Magazine (2017)
  • America’s Friendliest Towns (#3 Ranking) – Forbes
  • Family Circle 10 Best Towns for Families (#5 Ranking)

Under the leadership of visionary Mayor Scott Fadness, the City of Fishers is also home to high-tech accelerators Launch Fishers, the Internet of Things Lab, and The Yard at Fishers District, earning a reputation as an entrepreneurial and technological enclave.

When asked about the uniqueness of this project, Decker says, “We have a dream team working on our project to create something that’s never been done before. We have the #1 city in the country. We have a world-class school district. We have a developer that’s willing to explore options and make things happen. We have an industry professional and entrepreneur with domain knowledge that knows how all these parts and pieces fit together. We have a team unmatched by anything out there.”

“David and Travis’ entrepreneurial stories are inspiring. Hub & Spoke deepens Fishers’ commitment to entrepreneurs of all industries. We’re on a mission to connect residents to their passions, and David and Travis’ leadership in our community will help us bring that mission closer to fruition.”
— Scott Fadness, Mayor

Purdue Polytechnic High School

In 2020, in a unique collaboration between Purdue Polytechnic High School, Hamilton Southeastern Schools (HSE), the City of Fishers, the Hub & Spoke Institute, and private industry partners, the team developed the first of its kind partnership with Purdue Polytechnic High School – HSE Polytechnic powered by Purdue Polytechnic High School. This new venture provides students with the tools and skills they need to excel not only in the classroom but also in high-demand, high-paying jobs, and education beyond high school.

“We are excited to partner with Hamilton Southeastern Schools, the City of Fishers and the Hub & Spoke Institute to provide an opportunity for students in the district to experience the Purdue Polytechnic High School approach to learning. The hands-on, project-based design thinking way of learning has proven to be very successful at the PPHS Indianapolis schools and this collaboration will create an opportunity for scaling the experience.”
— Scott Bess, Head of School at Purdue Polytechnic High School


As a forward-thinking school district, Hamilton Southeastern Schools provides educational opportunities to ensure the success of each student, to become a responsible citizen, and to influence an ever-changing world community positively. The team lead by Dr. Bourff, Matt Kegley, and Steve Loser have opened the doors and co-created the first of it’s kind project – and work-based learning and innovation hub.

Hamilton Southeastern Schools is the City of Fishers’ largest employer, with some 2,500 employees, 1,400 teachers, and 24 schools serving almost 21,000 students.


As the nexus bringing all the parts and pieces together, HSI was borne out of the desire to have the most significant social impact and ensure a successful future for students and the community.

The state-of-the-art makerspace provides experiential, real- life, hands-on education that inspires and empowers makers – both kids and adults – to develop a skilled workforce so businesses have the talent they need to succeed.

We believe Hub & Spoke will overcome the stigma of the maker trades, demonstrate the possibilities, and grow awareness around maker-focused career paths and opportunities through hands- on experiential learning. We want to develop the nation’s skilled workforce and build a successful future for all. That’s why we have created Hub & Spoke to be the place for people who value growth and desire to be part of something great, something bigger. It’s a place where innovators, creatives, and entrepreneurs – those looking to create and advance their skills and mindset – are challenged to learn and grow.


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8100 E 106th Street, Fishers, IN 46038