About the Pioneer Starts Here Platform

Pioneer Starts Here is a digital storytelling platform powered by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership (NEI). Our movement showcases the pioneers of our 11-county region in video form – telling their pioneering stories of triumph through adversity in their own words.

The platform will reach a crescendo each year with our Pioneer Starts Here Event – celebrating entrepreneurialism by honoring those who create positive change in the community. The Pioneer award(s) are granted to Northeast Indiana business leaders who represent the best of what the NEI region has to offer.