Mike Fritsch

Entrepreneur in Residence
Phone: (260) 407-1754

Mike is a Summit City native who graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne with bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering and psychology. He worked locally as an electrical engineer for ITI Aerospace-Optical Division, which eventually became Exelis Geospatial Systems.

Following ITT, he went to work for the small software company that became Logikos, a Fort Wayne-based custom software developer for large corporations. He served as president of Logikos for more than 10 years before leaving to found The Mainz Group, which specialized in the creation of high-tech businesses.

A Fort Wayne-based military and transportation software and systems company, Dahlgren LLC, acquired The Mainz Group to transform it into Zoom, an intelligent transportation systems company Fritsch would run.

In 2005 - a year after the creation of Zoom was announced- Fritsch helped establish the northeast Indiana chapter of Tech point. The following year he served as chair of the statewide technology trade association. Through his experience with Zoom and as a founding board member of the Innovation Center, serving as one of its directors for 12 years, Fritsch has become thoroughly familiar with its resources and capabilities as well as the other tenants there.