Entrepreneur in Residence
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
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.