Students of Indiana University,
The Shoemaker Scholars are a group of students from different schools on the Bloomington campus dedicated to serving the StartupIU community and ushering in ways for students from all disciplines to collaborate and engage with each other.
This is an unprecedented time for IU and its student body. As Shoemaker Scholars, it is our duty to support fellow student creators, innovators and entrepreneurs through their endeavors. In this state of chaos, we have committed our efforts to fostering the community and keeping the entrepreneurial spirit alive.
It’s what we’ve done before with the creation, revamp and continued development of the StartupIU website and newsletter, and what we continue to do. We’ve trailblazed the infrastructure needed to keep the student body engaged, we’ve helped lead workshops around creatorship, and we’ve connected students with clubs and organizations that are committed to upskilling students. This will never change.
What is changing is our approach. We’re fully online, with lots of things in the works. We are doubling down on our commitment to the IU creatorship community.
In addition to what we have historically done, we are leading new initiatives:
- We are giving the StartupIU community a feeling of home with a weekly chat called CatchupIU, when we hold “office hours” for aspiring student startups.
- We are bringing students to student clubs with a premier collaboration event around ideaship and creatorship. This event will be completely virtual, as all our events are planned to be for the 2020-2021 academic year.
- We are bringing students to student startups with our community-favorite StartupIU Fair so students can connect and see what IU startups are doing.
The StartupIU community is tenacious and knows how to make the most out of a messy situation. What we ask of fellow students is to come together and rally in support of each other. Create opportunities for each other. Help us help you. We have an established student network and would love to help you “start up.”
If you are lost and feel alone in this, you’re not the only one. We’re in this together! If you have an idea of how we as Shoemaker Scholars can serve you and the StartupIU community, please fill out this form. To keep in the know about events regarding creatorship, innovation and entrepreneurship at IU, subscribe to our newsletter by entering your email address on the StartupIU homepage to subscribe.
We’re here for you,
The Shoemaker Scholars