Entremaker Program

Entremaker Program


Hub & Spoke Institute ⋅ Ivy Tech Training ⋅ Fishers Maker Playground

Course Overview

Calling all aspiring construction professionals! The Hub & Spoke Institute and Maker Playground have partnered with Ivy Tech, to bring Fishers residents an introductory course into all thing’s construction.

During this 5-week, 40-hour course, students will learn:

  • Basic Safety Skills
  • Introductory Construction Math
  • Intro to Power & Hand Tools
  • Basic Rigging
  • Basic Communication Skills
  • Construction Drawings
  • Basic Employability Skills
  • Material Handling

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Winter 2023 Class Schedule

  • Week 1 – Basic Safety w/performance profile
    Tue. Jan 24th 6p-8p / Thu. Jan. 26th 6p-8p / Sat. Jan. 28th 10a-2p
  • Week 2 – Hand Tools w/performance profile
    Tue. Jan 31st 6p-8p / Thu. Feb. 2nd 6p-8p / Sat. Feb. 4th 10a-2p
  • Week 3 – Power Tools w/performance profile
    Tue. Feb 7th 6p-8p / Thu. Feb 9th 6p-8p / Sat. Feb 11th 10a-2p
  • Week 4 – Construction Math and Construction Drawings w/performance profile
    Tue. Feb 14th 6p-8p / Thu. Feb 16th 6p-8p / Sat. Feb 18th 10a-2p
  • Week 5 – Basic Communication, Basic Employability Skills & Material Handling
    Tue. Feb 21stth 6p-8p / Thu. Feb 23rd 6p-8p / Sat. Feb 24th 10a-2p
  • Graduation and Employer Celebration!
    Sat. Feb 24th 2-3:30

This course provides students with both the academic knowledge and technical skills needed to succeed in the industry. Upon successful completion of the program, students’ credentials are entered into the NCCER National Registry System. These credentials are lifetime credentials that will follow the craftsperson throughout their careers. Ivy Tech students can also receive Credit for Prior Learning for BCTI 100 so long as they enroll as a degree-seeking student.

For questions, contact:

Attend our next Career Exploration Event at the Maker Playground to learn more.


Hub & Spoke Institute (HSI) is proud to be a part of this effort.


HSI exists to inspire, educate, and empower the future makers – leaders – of America.  This first-of-its-kind collaboration works to provide students and adults with the tools and skills they need to excel not only in the classroom, but also in high-paying, in-demand jobs. HSI strives to help kids and adults find their passions earlier in life and create pathways to live a purpose driven life.

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The Fishers Maker Playground offers tools and tinkering for you to create without limits.


Students attend and learn in Hub & Spoke’s project- and work-based learning and innovation hub, which is a playground of tools, technology, and arts.

The Maker Playground features several zones throughout the space for you to tinker and create, including a community workshop, metal shop, 3D printing space, welding, CNC routers, a laser cutter, and more.

Complementing this space are four classrooms with S.T.E.A.M.- experiential learning, and a large gathering and collaboration space.

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This course is made possible by the following sponsors:


Expansion

Aligning industry, community and education to develop a talented pipeline of skilled labor.

THE HUB
& SPOKE
NETWORK

Tired of hearing about ongoing labor shortages? If we were betting people, we’d wager that you are even more exhausted dealing with it as you struggle to meet business demand. It is a pressing challenge; but this is what we do. We see a problem, we explore the options, and we put our innovation and ingenuity to work.

Workforce development ecosystems are the future — and they can help preserve and strengthen our businesses today.

What Is a Workforce Development Ecosystem — and Why Does It Matter?

Let’s face it… it’s hard to find good help. Most industries are experiencing unprecedented labor shortages, which are driving up costs and delaying jobs, we need a solution that works. It is time to shift the paradigm and rethink how we develop a strong workforce — and how we inspire, educate, and empower the future makers and leaders of America.

Hub & Spoke Entremaker Academy is a ground-breaking K-16+ workforce development ecosystem that fuses education (primary, secondary, post-secondary schools), private industry, and the community. We cannot solve the labor shortage by staying siloed; as with any ecosystem, we need to interact and work together in order to survive and thrive.

What Is a Workforce Development Ecosystem — and Why Does It Matter?

Let’s face it… it’s hard to find good help. Most industries are experiencing unprecedented labor shortages, which are driving up costs and delaying jobs, we need a solution that works. It is time to shift the paradigm and rethink how we develop a strong workforce — and how we inspire, educate, and empower the future makers and leaders of America.

Hub & Spoke Entremaker Academy is a ground-breaking K-16+ workforce development ecosystem that fuses education (primary, secondary, post-secondary schools), private industry, and the community. We cannot solve the labor shortage by staying siloed; as with any ecosystem, we need to interact and work together in order to survive and thrive.

The Entremaker Model

The project- and work-based Entremaker model leverages coworking space, classrooms, an innovation lab, and a makerspace, fully equipped with all of the tools and tech budding makers and entrepreneurs need to explore, learn, create, and discover their purpose:

  • 3D printers
  • CNC equipment-laser & plasma cutters
  • Woodworking equipment
  • Metal and welding facility
  • Hand tools
  • Technology-computers, design software, etc.

Entremaker Pre-Academy

Hands on exploratory learning and skill development. Discovery of passion and purpose.

School Year Pathways

  • Project-based learning
  • Teacher in residence

Summer Pathways

  • Summer Camps
  • Programmatic Pathways (hands-on)

School Year Pathways

  • Project-based learning
  • Teacher in residence
  • Exploratory career exposure opportunities

Summer Pathways

  • Summer Camps
  • Programmatic Pathways (hands-on)

Entremaker Academy

Students earn on-the-job experience, college credits, industry certifications, employability skill badges, and even receive job offers.

School Year Pathways

Formalized classes:

  • Employability skills
  • Technical skills
  • Initial related instruction coursework

Summer Pathways

  • Summer Camps
  • Programmatic Pathways (hands-on)

School Year Pathways

  • Employer Rotations
  • Opportunity for deep engagement across pathways or with different employers

Summer Pathways

  • Summer Camps
  • Internship during post-10th grade summer (pre-apprenticeship)

School Year Pathways

Modern apprenticeship experience

  • Work Based Learning Experience
  • Gain work experience
  • Related instruction (K12/PSE coursework)
  • Earn industry recognized credentials

Summer Pathways

  • Summer Camps
  • Continue WBL experience through MAP
  • Complete PSE courses and/or certi cations

School Year Pathways

Modern apprenticeship experience

  • Work Based Learning Experience
  • Gain work experience
  • Related instruction (K12/PSE coursework)
  • Earn industry recognized credentials

Summer Pathways

  • Summer Camps
  • Continue WBL experience through MAP
  • Complete PSE courses and/or certi cations

School Year Pathways

Modern apprenticeship experience

  • Work Based Learning Experience
  • Gain work experience
  • Support in transition from apprenticeship to:
    • Full-time employment
    • Full-time school
    • Combination of employment and school

Summer Pathways

  • Continue WBL experience through MAP

  • Health science
  • Business
  • Sales
  • Finance
  • Information technology
  • Science, technology, engineering, and math

  • Arts, audio/visual technology, and communications
  • Manufacturing
  • Logistics
  • Hospitality
  • Government
  • Law

  • Agriculture
  • Human services
  • Construction
  • Training

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The Hub & Spoke Engagement Model

We provide turn-key services to create workforce development ecosystems (talent pipelines) by aligning the needs of private enterprise with the local community and schools.

STEP: 1

ENGAGEMENT

  • Assess Needs
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Market Research
  • Identify Key Stakeholders

STEP: 2

K-16+ WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT ECOSYSTEM

  • Form steering committee
  • Curriculum and Programming Development
  • Partner Commitments

STEP: 3

REAL ESTATE SERVICES

  • Design
  • Acquire
  • Development
  • Construction

STEP: 4

IMPLEMENT OPERATING SYSTEM

  • Entremaker Academy
  • Operations and Programming Management
  • Connect to Hub & Spoke Network

“WHERE THE NEEDS OF THE WORLD AND YOUR TALENTS CROSS, THERE LIES YOUR VOCATION .”

— Aristotle

Engaging Tomorrow’s Talent Today

The diverse experiences offered by the Entremaker Academy provide kids and adults with real-life and real-world experience. STEAM education is ripe with opportunities for true engagement, and this is how we will develop a strong pipeline of talent. Programming, by design, is exciting for students (it’s like Apple or Google with tooling!), while reassuring to parents. They know that their children are receiving a top-notch education — one that they would not get sitting at a desk in a classroom, day after day, year after year.

College is a great option for many, but not all. Dropout rates exceed 30%. How many people do you know who realize, after they’ve spent so much time and money on a degree, that they’re on the wrong pathway? Spending $20,000, $30,000 or more a year is just too much when you aren’t sure where your real interests lie.

Children should not have to decide their future before they have discovered their passions. Our model exposes students to experiences far sooner, allowing and empowering them to explore. To discover their passions and to give them the tools and confidence to pursue them. They build transferable skills that will accelerate them on their path, whether that’s college, the workforce, an entrepreneurial dream, or a combination of these.

Community Partnerships

The skills, experiences, and innovation of the community is put to work in a K-16+ workforce development ecosystem. As mentioned, strategic partners include primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools, private enterprise, government agencies, and community leaders. Under the Entremaker model, teachers-in-residence develop new integrated curriculum with input and feedback from these partners.

The educational opportunities and real-world benefits include:

  • S.T.E.A.M. focused courses and credits
  • Project- and work-based learning
  • Employability and soft skills
  • Industry certifications and credentials
  • On-the-job training
  • Internships
  • Apprenticeships
  • College credits
  • Job offers
  • Talent pipeline for employers

Together, we build and support pathways to high-paying, in-demand careers.

A student’s life beyond high school may take them on any number of paths — college, directly into the work world, towards an entrepreneurial dream. Our goal is to ensure they are ready to walk them with confidence. The Entremaker Academy creates awareness of diverse opportunities, delivers hands-on experiential learning, and creates avenues to success within the local community.


HUB & SPOKE INSTITUTE

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.


The Fishers Maker Playground offers tools and tinkering for you to create without limits.


The Maker Playground features several zones throughout the space for you to tinker and create, including a community workshop, metal shop, 3D printing space, welding, CNC routers, a laser cutter, and more.

Complementing this space are four classrooms with S.T.E.A.M.- experiential learning, and a large gathering and collaboration space.

Does your organization or community struggle with workforce development?

The Entremaker model could be for you. Connect with us today!



Coworking Members

Hub & Spoke’s best-in-class Coworking tenants.


DeWitt Insurance Group understands the challenges many consumers face when searching for insurance coverage. This is why we’ve built our team and processes specifically to alleviate the headaches and aggravation.

WEBSITE

Haven helps the best design and construction professionals overcome the frustrations of marketing and tell their story of expertise to connect with clients who value relationships over discounts.

WEBSITE

Pro Security & Automation believes in designing smarter solutions from the ground up. Whether you’re building a new home or increasing the security and functionality of one you’ve loved for years, we can integrate smart solutions and automated systems built with your family’s safety, convenience, comfort and enjoyment in mind.

WEBSITE

At Stone Co. our mission is to bridge the gap between quality subcontractors and our valued clients. We create a collaborative, professional, and efficient environment so that the journey to the finished product will be seamless and the end result will be of the highest quality.

WEBSITE

Fight For Life Foundation was founded in 2007, the Fight For Life Foundation helps underserved youth develop the social and emotional qualities needed for success. Since that time it has grown from the vision of founder Marlin Jackson into an independent 501(c)3 organization delivering services to vulnerable youth by providing social-emotional learning programs to more than 12,741 underserved youth.

Our mission at Fight For Life Foundation (FFLF) is to help deserving but underserved youth develop the social and emotional qualities needed to be successful.

WEBSITE

Hunt Big Sales is a sales strategy company that provides CEOs who are unsatisfied with their growth rates a proven process that doubles their sales conversion rate, doubles the size of their average sale and doubles the rate in which they double the size of their company.

WEBSITE

Chimney & Masonry Outfitters specializes in full Chimney Restoration/Repair & Masonry Preservation! Building Equity, Restoring Beauty, Growing Peace of Mind

WEBSITE

Homesense Heating & Cooling is a residential Heating & Air Conditioning Experts serving Indianapolis, Carmel, Zionsville, Westfield, and Fishers. We service, maintain, and replace air conditioners, furnaces, heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, and anything else your house might have.

WEBSITE

WORK AT HUB & SPOKE

Looking for an agile, creative work environment that emphasizes connectivity and collaboration? At Hub & Spoke you can connect, work and grow within our unique, collaborative community.

MEMBERSHIP & LEASING DETAILS

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ABOUT

Located in the heart of Fishers, Indiana, adjacent to the Nickel Plate Trail, Hub & Spoke is a unique 94,000 square foot master-planned mixed-use development and partnership with the City of Fishers. The project consists of a Design Center with retail showrooms, Coworking space, and a state-of-the-art Makerspace – the Hub & Spoke Institute which includes a community workshop, innovation lab, and art studio where we will provide S.T.E.A.M-based hands-on experiential learning to develop a skilled workforce.

 

Hub & Spoke is open to the public the following hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Please check tenants’ websites for their particular hours of operation.

MEET THE FOUNDERS
8100 E 106th Street, Fishers, IN 46038
8100 E 106th Street, Fishers, IN 46038

WHAT IS HUB & SPOKE?

A UNIQUE DESTINATION

Retail Showrooms & Warehousing

The Design Center is the project’s anchor consisting of retail showrooms where homeowners and trade professionals can shop for the latest products in home improvement including flooring, cabinetry, countertops, window treatments, plumbing fixtures, lighting and more.

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Makerspace & Training Facility

Our dedicated makerspace and training facility features tools, manufacturing equipment, and art studio space where youth, adults, and entrepreneurs are empowered to create, discover, innovate and explore their passions with the support of training and educational assistance.

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Community Connect & Coworking

The Community Connect fosters creativity, connection, collaboration, and the freedom and flexibility people and businesses need to accomplish more. Our indoor and outdoor event center, leveraging proximity to the Nickel Plate Trail, provides community and industry recreational and educational events.

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94,000

SQUARE FEET

142

NEW JOBS TO FISHERS

2

HIGH SCHOOLS

1

MAKERSPACE

Hub & Spoke Tenants

Hub & Spoke is honored to welcome these amazing companies, and the individuals behind them, as the initial tenants at our design center.

MISSION

To foster a forward-looking environment that supports purpose, innovation, and collaboration.


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CONNECT WITH US

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THANKS FOR CONNECTING!

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MISSION

To foster a forward-looking environment that supports purpose, innovation, and collaboration.


HSI Partnership Opportunities

HUB & SPOKE PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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MISSION

To foster a forward-looking environment that supports purpose, innovation, and collaboration.


Thanks - Partnership Opportunities

THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST IN HUB & SPOKE!

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MISSION

To foster a forward-looking environment that supports purpose, innovation, and collaboration.


Founding Sponsor Old

APPRENTICE

$50,000 PER YEAR*
(MANY SPOTS AVAILABLE)


Name on sponsor wall

Access to host training in dedicated Makerspace

Marketing Package

  • Feel good video story
  • 3 training videos
  • Press release
  • Listing on website
  • Social media exposure
  • Email newsletter

Access to industry networking events

Board Position at Hub & Spoke

1 Membership designated to makerspace at your discretion

JOURNEYMAN

$75,000 PER YEAR*
(5 SPOTS AVAILABLE)


Dedicated training and shop space – approx. 500 sq ft with signage

  • Host industry training and events
  • Provide training and education for students and adults

Meet and greet with Mayor

Marketing Package

  • Feel good video story
  • 3 training videos
  • Press release
  • Listing on website
  • Social media exposure
  • Email newsletter

Access to industry networking events

Board Position at Hub & Spoke

2 memberships designated to makerspace at your discretion

Built in curriculum

MASTER

$100,000 PER YEAR*
(ONLY 1 SPOT AVAILABLE)


Title Sponsorship – Name on Makerspace

Dedicated training and shop space – approx. 500 sq ft with signage

  • Host industry training and events
  • Provide training and education for students and adults

Recognition by Mayor at groundbreaking

Meet and greet with Mayor

Marketing Package

  • Feel good video story
  • 6 training videos
  • Press release
  • Listing on website
  • Social media exposure
  • Email newsletter

1 Event hosted at Hub & Spoke Community Connect Space

Access to industry networking events

Board Position at Hub & Spoke

3 memberships designated to makerspace at your discretion

$1000 scholarship on your behalf

Built in curriculum

REQUEST TO BECOME A FOUNDING SPONSOR



Sponsor the Hub & Spoke Institute

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.

Our mission is to inspire, educate, and empower the future makers and leaders of America, and we can’t do it alone! There are so many ways you or your company can make your mark.

THE ENTREMAKERS

5-YEAR COMMITMENT

MAKE  / $100K per year

Keep HSI thriving with sustaining gifts over 5 years! Enjoy area naming rights and beautifully designed recognition within the building that shares your story. One Make-level sponsorship is available every 5 years.


INNOVATE  / $50K per year

Keep HSI thriving with sustaining gifts over 5 years! Enjoy area naming rights and beautifully designed recognition within the building that shares your story. One Innovate-level sponsorship is available every 5 years.


EXPLORE / $25K per year

Keep HSI thriving with sustaining gifts over 5 years! Enjoy area naming rights and beautifully designed recognition within the building that shares your story. Four Explore-level sponsorships are available every 5 years.


GROW / $15K per year

Keep HSI thriving with sustaining gifts over 5 years! Enjoy area naming rights and beautifully designed recognition within the building that shares your story. One Grow-level sponsorship is available every 5 years.


MAKERS

FLEXIBLE OPTIONS

LARGE $15,000+
MEDIUM $5,000–14,999
SMALL $1,000–4,999
LISTING under $1,000

Receive beautifully designed recognition within the building.


EQUIPMENT & TOOLING

Receive beautifully designed recognition within the building.


SPONSOR A STUDENT / $1,000 per year


Toolbox sponsors put the necessary tools in the hands of each student as they walk into H&S. Each toolbox will be personalized with a message or logo from you to recognize your contribution.

INDIVIDUAL & FAMILY

$100 or more; recognition on website

DONATION OF TIME

Recognition on website

CURRENT SPONSORS:

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR MAKERS FOR THEIR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS

$15,000+


$5,000–14,999


Carrier

$1,000–4,999


MISSION

HSI's mission is to Inspire, Educate, and Empower the future makers and leaders of America


Industry Partnerships

PRIVATE INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS

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.

WHAT DOES AN INDUSTRY PARTNER DO?

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

WHY BECOME AN INDUSTRY PARTNER?

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.

CURRENT INDUSTRY PARTNERS:


THE CITY OF FISHERS

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


The Fishers Maker Playground offers tools and tinkering for you to create without limits.


The Maker Playground features several zones throughout the space for you to tinker and create, including a community workshop, metal shop, 3D printing space, welding, CNC routers, a laser cutter, and more.

Complementing this space are four classrooms with S.T.E.A.M.- experiential learning, and a large gathering and collaboration space.


HUB & SPOKE INSTITUTE

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.

STAY INFORMED

Sign-up to receive updates on the project.

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CONNECT WITH US

Interested in being a part of HUB & SPOKE?


8100 E 106th Street, Fishers, IN 46038