The Workbench – Fort Wayne


We are dedicated to helping founders build businesses around innovative products by lowering the barrier to entry to advanced manufacturing equipment and expertise. We believe that innovation is everywhere. That makers and founders have the ability to change the world. So we get them access to resources to build companies around their ideas in Northeast Indiana. We make it easier and cheaper to start a business around physical products. 

Ways to Engage

Your business begins here. At Workbench, you can take the first step to creating a product and a business that will impact your community and the world. We offer two paths for founders who are ready to start. 


  • The Factorium Program takes your idea through the design process and helps you make consistent progress toward a sellable product. 


  • Members have access to space, equipment, and expertise that will help them move forward quickly toward launching their product.