Hamilton County entrepreneurs can find the support they need to advance their business, including considerable help in their own backyard.

Launch Fishers provides shared office and conference space for promising startups, enabling more than 460 members to connect and collaborate with other entrepreneurs.

The Venture Club of Indiana is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and investors succeed. It is a member-based, volunteer-led organization that creates opportunities for networking, education and information-sharing through programs, seminars and monthly meetings.

In addition, the region boasts a number of venture capitalists who provide not only investments but also business advice to a range of entrepreneurs. Several of these are located in the North Meridian Street Corridor. Some serve startups; others seek to invest in companies that are already demonstrating growth and show promise for more. Several firms are based in Hamilton County.

CID Capital Inc. works with companies that have at least $10 million in annual revenue from the sale of consumer or industrial products to develop five-year strategic plans and invests the resources to implement them. Allos Ventures works with early-stage companies that develop B2B software and technology-enabled business services.

A network of world-renowned scientists, physicians and business people advise Heron Capital Venture Fund, which invests in companies involved in the life sciences, including therapeutic medical devices, diagnostics and health care services. Periculum Capital Co. LLC provides financial advice to growth and middle-market companies in the food and agriculture, consumer, distribution, health care, industrial/manufacturing, educational services and technology sectors.

Cultivian Ventures LP supports established high-tech companies in the food and agriculture sectors. Its sister firm, Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, invests in early-stage, technology-focused agribusiness companies.

Spring Mill Venture Partners focuses on seed and early-stage information technology and life science companies based in Indiana.