Tag: Kelley School of Business

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 »

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 »

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 »

PROFILE: DinnerCall mobile app, developed with backing from Innovate Indiana Fund, stands poised to place supermarkets on equal ground with fast food chains and restaurants

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — To see the business opportunity that Indiana University startup professor Gerry Hays seeks to capitalize on, just take a short stroll in your local grocer’s deli – say around 8 or 9 p.m. Slide past the bananas, the tomatoes, the shrink-wrapped potatoes – and saunter up close to the main counter where… Read more »

Three IU economic development programs recognized by UEDA during annual summit in Roanoke, Va.

Three IU economic development programs were recognized on Oct. 18 during the University Economic Development Association’s (UEDA) Annual Summit in Roanoke, Va. Among 20 finalists for UEDA’s Awards of Excellence was IU Bloomington, which was selected for its partnership with the Bloomington Economic Development Corp. to launch the B-Start pre-accelerator. B-Start seeks to provide entrepreneurial… Read more »

Cubs owner Tom Ricketts to speak at Kelley School of Business 8th annual IU Entrepreneurial Connection Day

The Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at IU’s Kelley School of Business will host Chicago Cubs and Incapital LLC Chairman Tom Ricketts as the speaker for the eighth annual IU Entrepreneurial Connection Day to be held Friday, Sept. 9. “Mr. Ricketts has a great perspective on the entrepreneurial nature of businesses, even those as… Read more »

U.S. Army warrant officers, senior NCOs study security, planning and crisis issues at IUB

  A group of U.S. army warrant officers and senior non-commissioned officers (NCOs) will complete a three-week training program Friday at IU Bloomington that focused on national security, strategic planning and crisis management issues. Known as the IU-IDB Strategic Studies Fellows Program, the course was offered through a partnership with the Institute for Defense and… Read more »