Tag: Bloomington Economic Development Corp.

B-Start participant shares benefits, lessons taken from pre-accelerator geared toward student-run businesses

A recent participant in the B-Start pre-accelerator for student-run businesses, IU entrepreneurship and international business major Wes Wagner, wrote an article outlining key lessons he took from four-month mentorship program offered by the Bloomington Economic Development Corp. Among the topics he addressed were time management, coping with “burnout,” using motivation to complete more work and… Read more »

Acharya to serve as keynote speaker for BEDC’s annual meeting Wednesday

The dean of Indiana University’s School of Informatics and Computing, Raj Acharya, will give the keynote address at the Bloomington Economic Development Corp.’s annual meeting set for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center. Along with his duties as dean, Acharya is the James H. Rudy Professor of Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics… Read more »

Kelley student wins top prize at second annual B-Start Demo Day competition

A finance major at IU’s Kelley School of Business has won the second annual B-Start Demo Day business pitch competition, held Thursday evening at IU’s Cyberinfrastructure Building. Zachary Burr, who offers subscription and on-demand laundry and dry cleaning services through a venture called Tydee Laundry, earned the top prize of $2,500 through the strength of… Read more »

B-Start Demo Day set for Thursday at IU’s Cyberinfrastructure Building

B-Start, a pre-accelerator and mentorship program for startup companies founded and operated by students from Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College, will hold a Demo Day for its nine participating teams Thursday (Jan. 11) at IU’s Cyberinfrastructure Building at 2709 E. Tenth St. in Bloomington. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and will feature… Read more »

CARLEY: UEDA summit demonstrates that economic development success comes to universities that build deep, long-term ties with external partners

As regular Crimson Catalyst readers will know, IU was well-represented at the recent University Economic Development Association Annual Summit in Roanoke, Va. Having attended nearly all the Awards of Excellence finalist presentations, I thought I might pass along a few takeaways from those – plus some other key themes of the summit. One consistent theme… Read more »

UniBloom pitch wins top prize at 7th annual Startup Weekend Bloomington event hosted by Innovate Indiana

UniBloom, a concept for a mobile app that uses games and contests to promote improved health and fitness in the workplace, won top prize at the seventh annual Startup Weekend Bloomington event held at IU’s Cyberinfrastructure Building. Team members Joshua Hobbs, Mark Meyer-Malia and Roy Solomma earned several prizes that include a fall 2017 spot… Read more »