The Entrepreneurial Innovation Ecosystem is a collection of cocurricular services, events, and initiatives focused on helping our student entrepreneurs develop and launch business ideas and new start-ups. Many different programs and activities are offered campus- and community-wide to help nurture student ideas and start-ups as well as provide student innovators and entrepreneurs the support they need to be successful.
The Hoosier Hatchery is a program of resources offered at the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation to assist in developing your business idea. Resources include business coaching and faculty mentors.
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The Shoemaker Innovation Center is located in Luddy Hall. In addition to providing work space, the center hosts business coaching, mentoring sessions, classes, workshops, and events with entrepreneurs.
The Shoebox, located in the Shoemaker Innovation Center, helps student entrepreneurs build, launch, and sustain their businesses. The Shoebox also collaborates with the Hoosier Hatchery at the Kelley School of Business and Bloomington’s start-up incubator The Mill.
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Ice Miller Legal Counsel is an Indianapolis-based law firm providing free initial consultation to student start-ups in partnership with the Shoemaker Innovation Center.
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University Information Technology Services (UITS) offers resources to learn and develop technological skills through IU.
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B-Start is a pre-accelerator program to help launch for-profit innovation-driven businesses in Bloomington, Indiana. B-Start is designed for entrepreneurs who want to take their creative business idea through a comprehensive refining process to build a foundation for acceleration.
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The Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship at Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington provides practical tools to help entrepreneurs of south central Indiana start and grow businesses. The Cook Center is involved in a number of community engagement activities that promote entrepreneurship in our region.
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Elevate Ventures provides first-time entrepreneurs with business advisory services to help them navigate the uncharted waters of starting a business.
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The Mill is a co-working and start-up incubator space located in the Trades District in downtown Bloomington, Indiana. They produce events and programming to support technology and innovation within the community.
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The Center of Excellence for Women & Technology is the nation’s first and only large-scale interdisciplinary, university-based initiative to encourage and promote the participation, empowerment, and achievement of women students, faculty, staff, and alumnae in technology.
The Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization at Kelley serves as the principal undergraduate student organization for entrepreneurs at IU. The organization helps students of all future aspirations cultivate their entrepreneurial mindset.
The Innovators Club at Kelley aims to accelerate entrepreneurship in students, the community, and beyond, while providing an open environment that fosters a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation. The Innovators Club seeks to empower students with the tools necessary to examine, evaluate, and embark on novel ventures.
Social Enterprise Engagement at Kelley (SEEK) expands the boundaries of business by empowering students to apply their diverse professional skill sets in exploring the intersection between enterprise and social responsibility. SEEK strives to create unique, hands-on experiences that simultaneously give back to the community.
The High Tech Club at Kelley enables members to understand how technology influences business by increasing awareness of the latest tools, technologies, and trends being used across industries.
The Shoemaker Scholars are a prestigious group of 10 students from a variety of IU academic programs. They encourage entrepreneurship and innovation among IU Bloomington students.
The Ideation and Creation Entrepreneurs club is an organization dedicated to helping IU students explore their interests in entrepreneurship. They are specifically technology-focused with the goal of creating real, viable products.
The Product Management Club furthers students’ interest in product management as a viable career path through engagement via fall recruitment interview prep, a speaker series, and brand development.