Tag: Office of the Vice President for Engagement

As 1 of 5 Readiness Challenge Grant winners, Indianapolis – along with key university, government and business partners – stands poised to boost innovation, inclusion and investment

Indianapolis is one of five cities recently awarded Readiness Challenge Grants from the Smart Cities Council — a development that paves the way for each city to use smart technologies to boost local innovation, inclusion and investment activities. The Circle City joins Austin, Miami, Orlando and Philadelphia as grant winners, emerging from a pool of… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Engage Indiana breakfast serves as focal point for talks on corporate engagement, social responsibility

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday week on Nov. 18, a number of CEOs, executives, social responsibility professionals and other thought leaders gathered for a breakfast meeting at The Westin Indianapolis hotel with a singular focus: How can business be used as a force for good? More specifically, how can companies: Become more inspired to new… Read more »