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Business Formation

Entrepreneurs are driving Indiana's future economic growth. IU provides ideal conditions for cultivating entrepreneurs. Our top-ranked entrepreneurship programs and flourishing business incubation programs are yielding start-ups in high-growth fields, and new jobs are cropping up around the state.

Start-up Resources and Expertise

Indiana’s business community can tap into IU’s resources for assistance with business formation, strategic planning, and acquisition of venture capital. The Office of the Vice President for Engagement can connect you to experts in your area of specialized business, or direct you to one of our business resources to help your business to grow.

IU also has partnerships with the Inventrek Technology Park in Kokomo, the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center in Fort Wayne, and B-Start in Bloomington.  B-Start is a pre-accelerator program for IU Bloomington and Ivy Tech students run by the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation, with support from Innovate Indiana.

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