Economic Engagement collaborated with the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation to launch B-Start, a student startup pre-accelerator program, in 2015. The program guides students through the early business planning process, using workshops and mentorship by successful community entrepreneurs. B-Start was a finalist for the University Economic Development Association’s 2016 Award of Excellence in the Talent + Innovation category.

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Center for Entrepreneurship

The Center for Entrepreneurship teaches students entrepreneurial skills, helps launch new student businesses, and connects students with the business community in the region surrounding the IU East campus.

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Northeast Indiana Innovation Center

IU has a partnership with the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, which provides entrepreneurial services to researchers in the Fort Wayne area.

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By the numbers

500+licensing agreements generated from IU research since 1991

114startup companies based on IU intellectual property since 1991